While I'm actually quite fond of actual seasons, thunderstorms, and snow...I've adored this lovely summer weather we've been having. Southern California has actually been quite mild so far (only 92 in Yorba Linda last week, which is usually about 10 degrees hotter than anywhere else in Orange County). All I want to do is bask in the sun and enjoy my friends, which I had the pleasure of doing yesterday. I went to Ricky's and laid in the grass while his pup Simba dozed in the shade. He made fresh blueberry mojitos while his mom and Mindy cooked up yummy potato and leek gratin. This was followed by Ricky and Matt putting some burgers on the grill and soaking our feet in tubs with bath salts. Simple joys are what summer is all about.