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Jenni's Weekly Update

It's been a busy week as usual. Every night I've either had a social event or a meeting with a ParJen client. In addition I was up until 1am last night working on a project for my regular full-time job.

Good news all around:

My parents are inching closer to finishing the steps to move across the country from New Mexico. We have narrowed it down to Haymarket, VA (just 12 miles up the road) in terms of best places for them to settle. We start looking at condos for them Sunday.

Another 6.6 pounds down.

I was invited to participate in a forum event for gifted women. Apparently they contacted several alumni of the PEG program for a possible roundtable discussion panel. They want our perspective on what it was like for high-IQ gifted individuals to come through out 20s and how we are settling into our 30s.

The kitchen remodeling is coming along nicely. Can't wait until it is over and I can cook in my own kitchen again.

Jon asked me to start considering what I would like most for my birthday. Less than a month and I'll be 32. Hard to believe it's that time again already. We are thinking we will do a big shindig at our place as we did last year.

I stepped foot back into the world of LJ for the first time in 3 months to network for ParJen. I've met a lot of nice people already in the computer help forums and have spread some computer how-to cheer around with tips and tricks. You can add my user if you'd like -ParJen- in order that I might have access to your lj to read your entries, but I don't intend to use it for personal blogging; only to answer questions in the programming communities and post community events in the regional va/dc communities.

This weekend Jon and I cook dinner for our friends Danielle and Clayton, I lead the walking group on a tour of Mason Neck [31 members are attending] and also getting together with friends to listen to bluegrass at Tiffany Tavern in Alexandria Sat night.

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Queen of Pith said…
Congrats on the weight loss!

I am slowly moving over to blogspot too.

http://queenofpith.blogspot.com/

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