What was your “first” favorite color?
When I was a “little Jamie” my favorite color was yellow.
Chartreuse, lemon yellow, dandelion. I loved them all. If one would have been called sunshine I would have chosen it first! I am worshiper of the sun, of warmth, of happiness.
In fact, I worked my crayons down to the little nub of those bright, sunny and happy yellows.
Now that I am a “big Jamie” I have officially made a sunny move. This morning, I became a card carrying member of sunshine yellow.
A form of yellow that is aptly named the sunshine state.
Jamie, meet Florida.
Florida, meet Jamie.
You two should get along just fine.
Today, I officially transferred south, just as I pack for our drive back north.
Tomorrow, we leave for the long drive to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer.
I hear it’s a balmy 50-ish degrees up there!
So before I swap my flip flops and tennis skirt for sweaters and a rain coat I found a few tunes to put me in a sunny mental state.
You can read this list of over 100 sunshine songs if you want or need a little sunning up yourself.
As I pack up everything I own into little piles of “take” and “leave” for the summer months, I ponder if I have what I need (because I CAN’T buy anything!!).
But, then, a few minutes ago in the middle of my apartment (an apartment that looks like a bomb just went off between boxes and piles and papers!) a little diddy from Ms. Sheryl Crow reminded me:
It’s not having what you want.
It’s wanting what you’ve got.
May the sun find you this week.
Tomorrow I will be writing form the road…
P.S. A few chosen sunny songs are highlighted below.
From Sheryl Crow to The Beatles to Len there should be something for everyone.