Friday, August 21, 2015

I ran away with the Circus

If you have wondered where I was.  Well, I have been with a bunch of funny people.  The American Clown Academy was this week.  I am just a helper but that means I can spend as much time there as I want.  I was in charge of the pre show that included a meet and greet with everyday heroes and the clowns attending the academy.  I made little autograph books for the children attending to get autographs.  There were around 80 children there, I am guessing.  Lots of adults.  It's a bad timing because school just started.  The show went til 8:30 p.m. Too late for little ones that have school the next day.  The camp is held this week because school is starting.  It's a kids camp.  It will close after our week there.
The faculty and moi don't dress in costume because this is for the students.  I have to add a little color to myself so that when the first guests show up they know they are in the right place.
The show was really great.  Most of my pictures were taken before the actually show.  You can see more on my FaceBook. 
This has been a good week knowing that I could escape the real world if I wanted.  The friendship you make with these campers and faculty is ever lasting.  Although not everyone comes every year but then there are new friendships.
I was surprised with the little makeup I had on that some of the newbies didn't know who I was.
I will head to the camp to say my goodbyes til next year today.  They will all start heading home tomorrow.  Can you believe one of the clowns came from India. 
My mom went to the oncologist on Tuesday.  He wants to have a blood test drawn at his hospital on Monday.  I think he wanted a clear picture without steroids and antibiotics of what is going on.  He said he would call with the information the next day.  I think it was a way of giving some hope.  He mentioned chemo but my mom won't do that.  So we will see.  My brother has been with her all week, so she is elated. 
Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. 


Julia said...

Nice to hear that you had a great week with the clowns. It was good timing for you and great therapy.
Since I hadn't heard from you in a while, I was dreading the worst. I'm glad your brother spent the week with your mom, giving you a break.

Take care and I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers.

Miss Merry said...

When I saw your title, my first thought was "Can I Come To?" What a wonderful break from reality! Glad your brother made a return trip and best wishes on your mother's challenges.

Connie said...

Sounds like a fun week and maybe even a needed break from the real world.
God bless you and know that you and your Mom are in my prayers.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Prayers for your mom. xo Laura

Sue said...

This was a great distraction for you and everything you've been dealing with. Hang in there, toots!

Susie said...

Debby, Finally the dr. are doing the right thing. You are in my thoughts often. I know your plate is full and over flowing at times. So I pray for you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

pogonip said...

I'm glad that you are getting a break, Debby. You deserve it and recharging yourself with some me time will certainly benefit you and your mom both. Clowning around with kids is just perfect for you!

Tammy said...

Glad you got to do a little clowning around. :) Sending healing comfort to your mom.

Mereknits said...

Hooray for you having a great time with a great bunch of people. You deserve a break.

Edna B said...

I loved all your clown photographs (I saw them on Facebook). It's good that you got a respite for a while. I'll send prayers for you and both your moms. Hugs, Edna B.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute you are! And what fun! I'm keeping both of your moms in my prayers. Sweet hugs, Diane