time keeps on tripping

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.

This is why we can't have nice things

Tearing down in the mud

One of the tractor/bulldozers pulling the office truck into position to hook up to the office trailer .

Ardmore , Oklahoma
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.


I work with an amazing group of humans and animals . Tonight the humans , after a 230 mile drive , put on their Halloween duds and strutted their stuff . What a fun , creative group . It was an unprecedented turnout !
Gomez , the mummy and Morticia

Halloween party 2015 is blockbuster !!!

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

Halloween and the mummy does selfies

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

Halloween is a breath of fresh air

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

Halloween in Ardmore , Oklahoma

Wendy Bell "the Bullfighter "

Carolyn as " Fajolino " painting by Sebastian

"the mummy " and " Fajolino "

"the mummy "  and  "Julius Caesar"

Halloween at Kelly Miller circus is serious business

the mummy with "Brad" GSOE

Purple guy and a marionette

Gato and the mummy

ringmaster Rebecca ! bam

Fun in Pryor , Oklahoma

I was walking by the Marathon and Abraham and Chavez were playing balancing games . That looked like fun so I took some photos and joined in . We have 4 more shows , 3 more days , 2 more towns , 1 Halloween party and it will be a wrap !

In Arkansas for the day .

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 !!

Cook the cook cookhouse cookouts

August in Elkhart

Jeremiah Cook and grill engineer Jason and the mighty grill !! 
What a great last Sunday meal !!  

14 more shows

I used my ringmaster powers for good .
We have only 14 shows to go , the jumps are long , the weather is cool , the corn is high .

St. James , MO

20 shows left ! 11 days remain of the 2015 international edition of the Kelly Miller Circus . 
The vacuum cleaner museum

50 shows left

Lifeguard and me being glam at intermission

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 .

Wire practice

Wire walker . Are we always on edge ?

Old & tired fridge

RV life is no picnic . RV life is not for wimps . Another day , another catastrophe averted .There is nothing like a refrigerator that keeps your vittles cold .

Officer Sammy

Officer Sammy and prop guy Chango having back stage fellowship .


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 .

Rv hall of fame/museum in Elkhart

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 .

We are RV enthusiasts

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 .