Dean gets credit for the space needle outing – he had never been up and started noting his indignation about that more vocally last year. So it seemed appropriate that we have lunch at the top to celebrate his birthday. And my reduced work schedule finally took effect, so we had the luxury of doing so midweek. Having a day off midweek is such an illicit freedom. It’s thrilling to me. Which probably says more than I would like about my life experience and personality. So… did you see those clouds? No seriously, I’ve been completely enthralled by the clouds of late and it was a good day for cloud-watching. Also spider-watching.