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Two days canning tomatoes ending up with over 50 jars.

Boxes of tomatoes (we ended up doing fiveish?).

Tomatoes get boiled and then you core, skin, and slice them before cramming them into the jars.

Then you get the bubbles out before applying (warmed) lids and rings followed by cooking the whole thing for 35 minutes.


And I finally finished 2 pairs of booties that I started about three years ago. Oma finally showed me how to make pompoms too! Gaining skills!

We had issues with the blue pompoms staying on. Oma tried to save one that fell off and it died so I made the pompoms as she stitched them on. A fun joint effort.

And I haven't done it in forever, but my friends list has changed 99% since I last did it so here it goes. If anyone hasn't guessed yet I am LDS, also known as "Mormon." I guess I could use the word "saint," but with the connotation that tends to carry in other religions it sounds a bit presumptuous. Probably outside of Islam the LDS faith is one of the most misunderstood religions out there and I know it is always best to go to the source rather than run on rumor so for the curious and so inclined I open myself up to your question regarding it. I'll probably respond to short questions within this post, but longer, more in-depth questions will be addressed in seperate posts. So ask away, no question is to silly (I've heard some pretty strange ones), and I love a challenge. If I have to do research all the better.

Tomorrow we leave REALLY early. The plane leaves at 5:45 Utah time, which means a quarter 'til 5 in Arizona. I may be home before the boys eat breakfast.


Date: 2015-08-24 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Home canning is a lot of work, but it is so worth it. I love homade preserves.

The booties are fantastic!

There are quite a few Mormons in Hawaii. My friend Megan is very involved with the faith and was very open to offering info about her practices. I really have no issues with anyone's spirituality, so long as it's not causing harm, or infringing on anyone else's rights and freedoms.

Date: 2015-09-07 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Homemade is definitely more delicious!

Thanks! Oma is very proud and I'm pretty tickled to see how happy she is with my work!

It helps having a temple and the BYU Hawaii campus. That's pretty much my view. All religions have some truth and those who actually follow the precepts tend to be better people and live better lives. You run into trouble when you cherry-pick or are confrontational my-way-or-hell.

Date: 2015-08-24 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had no idea you were Mormon. My next door neighbor is Mormon too. And that's all the insight I have. Lol.

I love tomatoes! But fresh, we have the garden tomatoes until the plants due in October and then I suffer until July of the next year. Lol.

Date: 2015-09-03 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha! Yeah, we hide in plain sight sometimes. I'm not one to wear my religion on my sleeve, though I secretly admire those that do. I don't try to hide it at all, but most casual conversation doesn't lend itself to deep doctrinal discussions.

I love tomatoes too, especially fresh! We're getting into the winter growing season (we do that in the Southern desert) and I need to figure out where I can plant something and what to plant! I completely missed Spring and Summer growing, hoping to do Fall/Winter!


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