Promises, Promises

September 19, 2014

 Promises, Promises

Just recently I was told, “Promises are broken all time.”  My immediate thought was, “Not in my world.” I understand  that things go wrong, but I aim to be a responsible, dependable, person whose word can be trusted. Otherwise, what’s the point of talking or being in any kind of relationship at all? What good are communications that have no integrity in them, where we feel we don’t have to do what we say we will do?

That said, I understand things go wrong, and circumstances change.  Just recently, we had a cancellation for the Dance With Janet Cruise due to a family emergency.  Whatcha gonna do?  Life happens.  (By the way, if you are female and would like to sail on the cruise but need a roommate, here’s your chance – we have a spot now open at the original group rate.  Contact me for more info.)  My point is that we should mean what we say, do what we say, and thus be honorable in our dealings with each other.  That’s what makes the world go ’round.

Thank you all for your encouraging words & amazing support during this rough time in my life.  I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such a wonderful, caring group of people.  See you tomorrow at the Warrenville dance!  I’ll be teaching ISLAND SONG ay 7:30 & WE ARE TONIGHT at 8:30.  I’ll also be at Cadillac Ranch tonight.  Curious as to how much fun we have when we’re together?  Check out the photos on my website, and come join the fun!

Janet Kruse


Now That’s Ludicrous

September 16, 2014

 Now Thats Ludicrous

Someone told me just last week, “You’ve got it all together.” Now THAT is ludicrous! I immediately burst into disbelieving laughter. What was even funnier was that the person who said it should have known much, much better.

I don’t have it all together. I’m playing this game of life as well as I can, just like everyone else. I’m in a season of shattered dreams right now, with major problems in every area of my life, and sometimes I think I’m going to snap.

My dad used to quote Norman Vincent Peale – or Robert Schuller – or whoever said it, all the time: “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Well, I don’t want to be tough, I just want all these problems to go away, and life to be smooth sailing again. Not a tall order at all, huh?

But life IS cyclical…seasonal…and these tough times will pass. Until then, I listen over and over again to Avalon’s song, Hide My Soul:

Here I am with nothing left to say
How can I even speak?
All my dreams life scattered
Like ashes beneath my feet

Can you see the pain behind the smiles
The tears run down my face
Will the sun ever shine on me again?

Where can I hide?
Where can I hide?
Where can I hide?

I will hide my soul in Jesus
I will rest my heart in Him
When the storms of life rush over me
I will not let them in

There will be no pain in heaven
But for now and until then
I will hide my soul in Jesus

Now I know there’s nothing I can do
Nothing that I can say
You alone are the anchor of my soul
Don’t let me slip away

I hope you are comforted by this song, as I am, as you go through your own trials. God is in control and I trust Him.  To think I am alone, and the only one struggling…Now, that’s ludicrous. The sun WILL shine on us all again. Let’s tie a knot into our ropes – and hang on!

Janet Kruse


Performances ‘R’ Us!

September 9, 2014

Happy Tuesday!  The happy people pictured above are (Standing L-R): Kelly, Blonde Janet, Joe, Sue, Marge, LaVada, Linda O., Leslie, Karen, Sherri, Linda W., Beth (Kneeling L-R): Janet, Kim, Michael.  They voted for their favorite performance group – Dance With Janet – and guess what??  We WON!!!  (Proceeds to be divided forthwith!!) Thank you all SO MUCH for attending […]

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TODAY Is The Day!

September 4, 2014

Our room lock expires TODAY for the Dance With Janet Cruise!  The good news is, we have filled the cabins in our room block! We are actually overbooked, so Harlan is going to see what he can do about adding more cabins. There’s still time to get in on this exciting trip!  Fill in the […]

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Recharged, Refreshed, & Renewed

September 2, 2014

Isn’t this a peaceful picture?  It’s not exactly my “happy place”, but it’s pretty close – it’s part of the coastline in Door County, WI.  I do know where my happy place is, though.  I heard of the concept of visualizing it, and I’ve got it.  I now know where to go in my mind to settle […]

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Summer’s Ending…So Is The SPECIAL!!

August 30, 2014

One of the best things about dancing on a performance team is dancing in a pool!  The Cadillac Ranch Dance Team performed at Turtle Splash Water Park in West Chicago this past Sunday afternoon, and it was HOT, HOT, HOT…unless we were dancing in the water!  Even though summer's ending, it's still here enough that we had […]

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Memorial Time for Rich Parrotte

August 27, 2014

  Jim Early from Cadillac Ranch (1175 W. Lake St. Bartlett, IL – has graciously offered the use of the Ranch for a time for us to gather in remembrance of "Double Two" Rich Parrotte, at no charge.  When I contacted him telling him of Rich’s passing and how much it is affecting the […]

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Dance A Double Two…

August 26, 2014

Cadillac Ranch veteran Allen “Rich” Parrotte, aka “Double Two Rich”, has passed away.  Per his wife, Marcia: “Rich left us and is dancing on a Heavenly dance floor (which is not sticky with spilled drinks) late this afternoon – August 25th, 2014.  Rich was peaceful and slipped away quietly.  Just encouraging those who loved Rich to […]

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TWO WEEK Warning!!

August 22, 2014

Time is flying by!  We sail away on our cruise to the Western Caribbean in a little over five months (departure day is January 31st), but the PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS IN TWO WEEKS, ON SEPTEMBER 4TH!!!  September 4th will be here before we know it, so please take this warning to heart! At last count, SIX CABINS remain at this all-inclusive price […]

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Festival of the Horse & Drum

August 16, 2014

Today’s Dance With Janet show is at the Festival of the Horse & Drum at Kane County Fairgrounds (Festival of the Horse & Drum) from 5:45 – 6:30.  Please wear your Dance With Janet shirts & blue jeans/shorts/capris if possible.  Tell the gate attendants you are with the show and there will be no charge for you. […]

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