Well, if John Denver was still with us, he’d be able to identify with how I am feeling right now. First of all, I was still ready for summer when it was summer! Did we even have a summer last year? It seems so long ago, I can’t remember. This I do know, I spend way too much time talking and thinking about this rainy Washington weather. I hate to admit it, but the “older” I get the more it seems to get under my skin. I love sunshine, it makes me happy…it’s the simple things in life, I have a pretty short list…I’m not talking about the capital “I” important stuff (i.e. God, family, friends etc…). I’m talkin’ about those simple little pleasures in life you can almost let slip by you but when you don’t have them, ohhh, what you would give for them…a good cup of coffee, hmmm…, a new handbag…, a whole day with nothing on the agenda….and top of the list for me the feeling of sunshine on my face, what a great feeling…How I long to know it again! But until that day…I dream (and complain) and recite John Denver lyrics over and over in my mind…”Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy”!!