August 4th – “If a friend is in need, let them know you’re at their service. Make time for them.”

It’s summer, and as usual, I’ve disappeared for a while because I am trying to focus on a number of things at once. What makes summer especially busy for me is the added responsibility of managing a garden.

For once, I’m doing a pretty good job of harvesting, consuming, and giving away my fruits and vegetables before things go bad. I’ve made several loaves of zucchini bread,

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pots of apple sauce,

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and pints of strawberry rhubarb jam.

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There’s nothing like fresh broccolini and kale for dinner!

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I even had enough energy to pick wild blackberries on my jogging trail.

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Now that I’m caught up, I have time to listen to a friend in need.