August is the month for back to school, canning and freezing as much produce and fruit as you can, and longing, longing for college football.
It’s still hot outside, but there is a timid hint of the cooler weather that will come with fall. So take advantage of this month to get all your summer wiggles out.
BE A FRIEND
Today is Friendship Day and as you think about those individuals you call friends, consider these four quotes found at friendshipday.org.
■ “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” — Abraham Lincoln
■ “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell
■ “It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” — John Leonard
■ “My friends are my estate.” — Emily Dickinson
Show yourself friendly and give a friend a call. Or email. Or text. Plan some time together.
(And as a side note, today also is International Forgiveness Day and Sister Day.)
DON’T SQUASH THE FUN
If you haven’t already, get to a farmers market or a local grower’s produce stand. The veggies and fruit are rolling in ... and that includes the prolific zucchini.
This year, challenge yourself to try at least two new recipes that include zucchini.
And then, join all those with zucchini taking over their gardens and partake in Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. It’s Aug. 8.
Get your best mascot wear ready. Make sure your favorite snacks are stocked. Plan a viewing party and/or schedule a baby sitter.
The last week of this month is the first week of the college football season.
Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will be back to making their Saturday morning predictions on Aug. 31 on ESPN’s “College GameDay.”
Breathe deep, college football fans. The satisfying sights and sounds you’ve longed for since January will soon be here.