February 15, 2012: Sixteen Hour Day at Home

Medifast Status: Day 288, Down ~76.5lbs (23.5lbs to go)

The problem with going to bed early is that inevitably, being used to getting so little sleep, means that I wake up early.  So today I woke up at four  and could not get back to sleep.  I tried for nearly forty five minutes but eventually gave up and went to my office to get some early morning work done.  Having so much work hanging over my head all of the time means that anytime that I am awake I can just lay in bed thinking about all of the work that I could be getting accomplished and it makes it pretty hard to get back to sleep.

So I got up and got to work nice and early.  I was working by a quarter to five this morning.  It was a good thing that I did as I ended up being really busy all morning.  So I stayed home today.  This whole week has been so busy and today was just nuts so there was no reason to pack up and head into the office.

It was a good thing that I stayed home because I would have been really exhausted if I had gone in.  I worked through lunch for the second day in a row and worked solid until around seven in the evening and worked here and there until nine.  A very long day to be sure.  That is sixteen hours.  More than enough.

Dominica and I watched a little bit of Jackie Chan’s 1987 classic Armour of God but only got a little ways into it.  We probably will not managed to wrap it up until this weekend.

Next week is going to be very busy for us for sure.  On Tuesday night Dominica and I are hosting SpiceCorps DFW at our house.  It is the first time that I know of that a SpiceCorps is being held at someone’s house and we definitely do not own a large house.  Our living room is decently large so it will hold people fairly well and we have no furniture in it so that makes it easier than it might otherwise be but overall this is going to be a really cramped house.  When we first decided to go for hosting at our house we were thinking that we would probably get a fairly average SC DFW turnout which is less than twenty people.  Seventeen is a reasonable number.  We got barely thirty when we did a big even at La Cima just before SpiceWorld in October and a good number of the people attending that time were people from all over the country just stopping in on their way through to SpiceWorld in Austin so the attendance number was kind of artificially inflated because of that and we really pushed that meeting hoping to hit attendance records for SpiceCorps.  So the RSVP list for this event was pretty surprising.  It is still climbing day to day but is currently at forty-one people at “yes” and another dozen at “maybe!”  That is a LOT of people.  We are not really prepared for so many.  This is going to be interesting.

The the day after our house gets trashed by SpiceCorps my dad is flying down from New York to spend a week with us.

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