Tuesday, July 28

This and That

Something I have wanted to do for a couple years now is to can fruits and vegetables. This past Saturday I decided to visit a local u-pick blueberry farm and then make blueberry pie filling, canning it for either future usage or to give away as gifts at some point. Considering it was my first attempt, I think it went over well. On Sunday, I decided to try my hand at canning cherry pie filling. I tell you, pitting about 7 pounds of cherries isn't the most exciting thing one can do but it all came together. Taste wise, I think the blueberry pie filling might be better than the cherry. Maybe in October, I'll make apple pie filling and have a collection of Christmas gifts!

I have to do a thesis paper for my Master's degree. I don't know what the guidelines are since my class won't be officially starting until August 2010. However, this August I'm hoping the school will send me a list of guidelines so that I can start working on the research early next year. I'm assuming since my degree is in Intercultural Leadership, my topic should be missions-related. I've started mulling possible thesis topics in my head and the one I am very interested in is: The Theology of Suffering: the Scriptures, the Church and Missions.

It's a wee bit warm out here. I hate complaining when the sun shines and we get some heat. I am a Washingtonian who doesn't mind our rain and grey skies but also loves it when God gives us nicer and warmer weather. With that said, whenever we hit over 90 degrees, it's a bit hot and we all start melting a bit. Partly it's because most Washingtonians, like me, are pasty white and are simply not used to consistent heat. But mostly it is because we don't have air conditioning in our houses due to our usual lack of consistent heat. The weathermen are promising us that next few days will all be hovering around 100 degrees. I think its safe to say that there will be much rejoicing (temporarily) when the rain comes back!

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