Maybe — someday — I’ll get the hang of this blogging stuff and get a little more regular about content creation.
Been a busy seven months. Work was crazy – but it always has been (I’m now under three years until *RETIREMENT*!! Yay!!) – and, unfortunately, there’s been lots of personal drama. Please pardon me for refraining from over-sharing . . .
Still madly in love with my beautiful bride. Still love my kids & grandkids. Still ADD – dang it! Still have more interests than time to participate in them.
Have had a few mini adventures. Like the one where I grabbed the photo below while we were stopped for a red light on Alaskan Way:
Seattle Wheel Sunset 01-02-2016 © 2016 Richard Weeks Photography
One of James’ friends, JillyAnna, had taken us to brunch at the Space Needle. It was our first trip to the SkyCity restaurant, and we had a ball. You definitely pay for the venue, but both the food and service are excellent. We were blessed with one of those rare PNW Winter days where it was crystal clear blue sky from horizon to horizon with just enough mist in the valleys to set them apart and make the views look like an incredible work of art. John & Joe were on their best behavior and had a great time. Jilly is one of those people that you just love to be around. Always so nice and full of fun. We had met up with her and her little brother at the WinterFest skating rink on the prior weekend so they could try ice skating with John & Joe. Mom & I took the prudent route and sat it out. I watched the pile of stuff at a table, while Brenda took care of photographer duties. They skated until they were worn out. Ice skating is something that we don’t get much chance to do, here on the Wet side of Washington state. I’m glad that they had such a great time.
Spent a week in September up on the Skagit River with Dave & Susie and family fishing for salmon.
It had been warm & dry all Spring & Summer, but when you are camping and fishing — it just has to be cold & rainy, right? No worries! We had a great time, anyway!
River, family, fish, great food, lots of fun — does it get any better?
As you can see, we went to the big game between Sedro-Woolley and Mt. Baker so we could see Dillon playing in the band. The rain that night was brutal. There were a couple times that you couldn’t see what was happening on the field, the horizontal rain was so thick. It wasn’t all that way, as you can see from the shots on the far right, we had a couple days of really nice weather.
BTW — You young guys out there: If you find a woman who will clean the fish you catch, marry the girl. She’s a keeper. 🙂