Someone told me they loved my trapeze act the other day, I said , what act ? Do I even have an act ?
I was the ringmaster all year , I did some tricks on a lyra and spun by my teeth. I don't know if it is "my act" anymore. I can hang by my toes and spin by my teeth and climb.
I didn't have a fond farewell. Some friends were concerned about me not doing trapeze. I love my friends for being concerned.
I am getting ready to do some show for NYE, spin by my teeth, hang by my toes and be the ringmaster. Your body doesn't care, no one really cares about "your act".
I knew trapeze was only temporary and I was a lucky duck for having a strong body and determination. My rigging is up and I practice, because that is something I love.
Tearing down in the mud
One of the tractor/bulldozers pulling the office truck into position to hook up to the office trailer .
The second to last town . It rained and then there was mud . This is one of things we do very well . We get off " up to our axles in mud " lots .
Some days you just don't wear white.
Gomez , the mummy and Morticia
the children go trick or treating
the mummy looking fresh and fabulous ( makeup by Kyle Guth )
the mummy and the Khaleesi
Cleopatra and the mummy
the marionette and the mummy
Jaime Lannister and the mummy
where's Waldo and the mummy
the mummy and an alien
Oscar and the mummy
the ringmaster Rebecca and the mummy
the mummy and 1/2 woman 1/2 man
the mummy and the banana
the ringmaster and the 1/2 woman 1/2 man
the mummy and Cersei Lannister
the mummy and the nun
Wendy Bell "the Bullfighter "
Carolyn as " Fajolino " painting by Sebastian
"the mummy " and " Fajolino "
"the mummy " and "Julius Caesar"
On my 1 mile walk to the post office I spied a lot of Armadillo road kill . I thought about snagging some skin to use in arts and crafts projects , fortunately I had nothing but my bare hands to pick it up with and I am babyish about touching certain dead things with my bare hands .
The sun is shining , we are on a grass lot , the soccer players are playing soccer and we have 8 shows left !!
Monday September 28 , 2015
5:30 call , the jump was 79 miles . The main road was 47 southbound , west of Chicago . The traffic was heavy northbound but we were traveling southbound .
I had a good group of children for the tent raising tour . My latest craze in the tour is telling people , how we ( the human race) are explorers and adventure seekers and if we aren't trekking around the globe , flying into space , digging tunnels , surfing the web or looking through closets , we are looking into the great beyond . I tell them about the adventure of circus when it was the wild west , those were some exciting times , you never knew who or what was going to happen on your journey/adventure to the next town .
It makes me remember when anyone could own any kind of animal , we didn't wear seat belts , smoked in the doctors office and teachers could whack us .
We are at the other extreme we are regulated to the brink of exhaustion .
My guest ringmaster's name was Madonna !! I had so much fun introducing her .
Takis are the most wonderful spicy corn rolled up with chile crunchy snacks and they are addictive .Takis are always a hit at the cookhouse .
One day the forklift started smoking and the smoke burned our eyes . The diagnostics began , new injectors , turbo problems , whatever it is I, it is a lot of work . There is nothing like taking something apart and putting it back together and then taking it apart again .I guess it is kind of like how I sew , but messier and more dangerous .
These are some of my favorite trailers ,I would love to have a trailer with a wooden screen door . This would be nostalgic , romantic and perfect . I need to talk to Marshall about this great idea .
Marshall and I had this very model of a motor home .We had some goofy adventures in our Coachmen Leprechaun . It leaked badly , many sad tires , clogged holding tank , it really leaked ,transmission croaked and lost a drive shaft ,, that is all I can remember .
The last few days during our morning tent raising tour I have been telling people that we are RV enthusiasts . I think I am so funny and clever ,at least I entertain myself . We are however passionate about our trailers . We showed on the grounds of an RV hall of fame/museum . What a fun place for us to be , we journeyed down memory lane looking at vintage trailers that we had lived in .