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Domestic Friday

It's my "regular day off". We're experimenting with flexible work schedules at work, so I've been working a 9/80 schedule--meaning that in the 10 day pay period, I work 80 hours in 9 days. That gives me every other Friday as a "regular day off" and it's wonderful!

Today, I got up, rode to work with John (it allows him to be a carpool up 405, and I get the car to run around in during the day--the truck has a load of fence wood in the back, and guzzles gas like no tomorrow), came home, started laundry, and started processing a huge box of green tomatoes a co-worker gave me.

Most of the tomatoes are the size of a grape--and I chopped them for salsa. After washing and sorting them out, it took about 2 hours to chop them, and I have 25 cups of chopped green tomatoes.

Now, it's time to go get a pedicure, pick up the rest of the ingredients for the salsa, go pick up John, then come home and make and can salsa. Cheaper than store bought? Probably not, but it uses a ton of tomatoes (well, 25 cups at least) that would otherwise be compost, and will be a yummy treat.

Time to upend the kitten on my lap--pedicure awaits!!

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hesperide
Oct. 12th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Salsa: Yours is really yummy, especially the chipotle one. I have fond memories of that one at least.

Pedicure: I'm still looking for the fabled dark Purple polish, but I tried a new OPI one called "Russian Navy" last time. It's so dark most people think it's black. I think I'll stick to the "Malaysian Mystic" metallic navy blue until I find the right purple.

Enjoy your day, and your flex time! 8)
gymgeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
The chipotle salsa made good spaghetti sauce, too.
hesperide
Oct. 13th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, that sounds fabulous. I'll have to try that next time I get some, provided I can stop myself from slurping it up before I can get to the stove... 8)
sisterfish
Oct. 13th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
8 pints down, 8 pints about to go into the canner, another 8 half pints to go!
It looks pretty yummy, although it's really different than ripe tomato salsa--not nearly as sweet. It's almost a green tomato pepper relish, but I think it'll be good!

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