All this sunshine and warmth, not to mention the pending arrival of spring, has lifted my mood. I am lucky in that I don't really suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but months of being cooped up and short days does take its toll. I do love the sunshine, the flowers, my pool, cooking on the grill -- just all the fruits, figuratively and literally, of the too-short warm season. Maybe in other parts of the country, they take this stuff for granted. But here, where the winters are long and cold and test our resilience, spring and summer are to be celebrated. And I say: Hooray!