Before our Saturday workout, Buds and I headed to the library to see what was planned for our local favorite playground. Red Caboose Park has hosted many hours of fun for us over the years, and there are plans shaping up to completely renovate the park.
After that, the weekend really began with a workout, as it generally does.
Uncle Z and I get a great deal of juvenile enjoyment in teasing “Coach Buds” as he lays out the workouts for us.
After the workout we always have coffee and conversation with Uncle Z and any cousins that have come with him. It’s such a delightful way to begin the weekend.
On this rainy Saturday our afternoon included a reception and play from Room In The Inn to thank the folks who have volunteered over the year.
Notice the two male trolls in the pictures above.
“I just want to get one quick family picture,” I said.
“Okay,” they said.
Interestingly the play and reception were also held at a United Methodist Church, as was the shelter on Friday night. This was a huge church downtown with a theater on the 4th floor of one of the buildings on their campus.
Stand was a moving, sometimes difficult play to watch. I’m very glad we went for a variety of reasons.
The car ride home lead to interesting discussion about what sacrifices individuals need to make, and if, as in the play, you agree to support someone emotionally, financially, in whatever way, recognizing the gravity in that commitment.
The play also led to Buds, Monkey, and me having an emotional, heartfelt conversation about how we are making the world a better place and the deeply private fears and anxieties or guilt each person carries within themselves. Tears and love can heal so many aches.
Though, as the play showed us, not nearly all the pain for some people.
We wrapped up the evening with reading together and kitty snuggles: