2) Second event: I was one of several volunteers from church to help run a moon-walk bouncy house at an outdoor community event. The forecast was for all-day rain, and they were right-on with the forecast. By the time we got all set up (with an alternate game because of the rain), it was raining a true soaker, with gusts of wind, and it was C-O-L-D! We knew there would be very few kids outdoors on a day like this. We volunteers sat shivering in quilts and jackets and waited for time to pass. Amazing how tiring it can be to sit outside on a freezing-cold day.
A very enjoyable band, Century Brass, performed in the shelter. There was one lone woman under an umbrella watching them, in addition to me moving in and out, taking pictures. Good music! Music in the cold! Yum!
I'm thankful for:
1) badly needed rain
2) the friendship and admiration that flow between my son and his fiancee
3) baby goats, lambs, a calf, ducks, geese, bunnies, a turkey and all the other cute animals at the petting zoo in the rain. They didn't like the rain, either! But they cheered us up with their cuteness.
4) fireplace to make us cozy on a cold day