Today being the 25th of October, MacGyver and I are hoping to be on the road one month from today. We have a busy few weeks coming up before that. Of course, next week is Halloween and I need to get my broom tuned up and ready to ride…Yep, that’s me on the left..
I have my fingers, toes, legs, and eyes crossed that Dennis will be OUT of the corn and beans after today. The weather had been prime for harvesting, with mostly sunny and cool days this Fall. On November 6th, we will be heading to Zionsville, IN to watch Terrie, Tim and Chris run the Monumental Marathon, and Kelly and Cindy run the Mini Monumental Marathon (John Wolff isn’t running this one, he is contemplating another Iron Man Triathlon.) This is Terrie’s first marathon and Kelly and Cindy’s first mini..Kudos to those kids..not sure where the running “gene” came from..not ME!!
John’s last Triathlon was in Louisville, KY, last August, and we went to watch…He did awesome!
I consider it a great time if our family can come together and no one gets arrested..
This year at the Indianapolis marathon, John will be our driver, driving Den and I, plus his 2 boys and possibly the Heiser boys around to checkpoints. We want to cheer our family on! The race is on November 7th and Den and I are staying over the following week to watch the Wolff Cubs while Chris , John, Kelly and Cindy travel for to Key West for the Wolff’s Anniversary. I will definitely have much to blog about when we come back home on Friday, November 13th. The Wolff Cubs, Aiden and Maddox, are VERY athletic too. Aiden, age 7, is in tag football and made 2 touchdowns in his last game…Maddox, age 4, is in soccer and scores well.
THEN, when we get back home, our youngest Heiser grandson, Campbell, has a part in the Harter Middle School Fall play. Campbell is a 6th grader this year. He seems to be following in his thespian sister’s footsteps. We will be going to that on Saturday, Nov. 14th.
AND… the following weekend, our only granddaughter, Taylor Heiser, will be in the Kaneland High School performance of Romeo and Juliet. The Wolff clan is coming up that weekend to see the play and we will have our early Thanksgiving here Saturday evening after the play…Taylor has the male role Sampson, and also is the understudy of Benvolio, Romeo’s cousin. “Benvolio, whose name literally means "good will," is a classic nice guy: stuck playing the straight man to Mercutio and the non-romantic-idiot to Romeo, constantly telling everyone else to chill and stop fighting and "keep the peace”. Her understudy role as a lot of lines, and we are going to see the special performance by the “understudies” on Saturday.
The character, Benvolio, is the one on the right..This is the role Taylor has..
This was taken from the movie, Romeo and Juliet (1968) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli from the play by William Shakespeare. Michael York as Tybalt and Bruce Robinson as Benvolio
Tybalt: What? Art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? (Draws sword) Turn thee, Benvolio. Look upon thy death.
Benvolio: I do but keep the peace. Now, put away your sword or manage it to part these men with me.
Tybalt: What, drawn and you talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!
I cannot fathom memorizing all the lines she has, let alone in the Shakespearian tongue…YOWZA!
I do believe this post is turning into a “Grama’a Brag Book”..right? At any rate, I have to give kudos to Peyton Heiser, our middle Heiser grandchild and Campbell’s big brother. Peyton is a Sophomore at Kaneland High School and is part of the Kaneland Knights Cross Country track team. This last weekend they ran in the regionals and came in second place. This means that they move on to sectionals next weekend and if they get in the upper 6, they go to the State finals…Peyton was chosen as one of the alternates for the team..We are sooo very proud of him. He is only a Sophomore, and will advance to varsity next year..He has just started to grow taller…and his legs are getting so long!
WOOT! WOOT! YOU GO PEYTON!!
In between all this action, we are attempting to get our Hiker ready for travel…Whew!…Our leaves down here are turning and the air is so crisp and wonderful..I usually clean my 2 crystal chandeliers in the Fall before we leave for the Winter…Now THAT is a job all in itself. I take each group of crystals off one by one and wash them and rinse them by hand. This small chandelier has 398 crystals on it…
But the difference after it is clean is evident in the colors of the prisms shining through…My bigger one is less crystals, only 252…
Now that’s a good job DONE!!!
OK, you can wipe the druel off you chin and wake up now..I am done blogging as a braggadocio grandmother…Here are a few photos of our Fall colors, taken on my morning walk through our fairgrounds just down the street from our house…
The last photo is of our house..Note my blue ribbon to support our local police on the tree closest to our house…Ya gotta love Fall!!!