Today Is It!!

  I’m not the only procrastinator in the world, although I think I’m one of the best.  Sometimes, time is UP and putting decisions off is a luxury we can no longer afford.  That’s happening as we speak – today is IT!  Royal Caribbean is taking back their unsold cabins from our group rate as of the…

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As The Seasons Change

What a lovely day already.  It doesn’t get much better than writing while enjoying the fresh sunshine, sipping cocoa-flavored tea in front of the fireplace (which is ON), gazing into the leaf-strewn yard, laptop in one hand and cell phone in the other.  Ah, technology…and Fall.  Which is here, in case you haven’t noticed.  Funny…

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Becca & The Cruise

Two weeks ago, I told you about Nancy’s daughter Becca, who was diagnosed with cancer this past April. Ten days later, this past Monday, Becca lost her battle.  I received the devastating news from Nancy and am passing on her email; I know her friends (especially in the dance community) will support her and her family, as…

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Cheese Prevents Boredom

Without a doubt, change is difficult.  Inevitable, but hard to handle.  We just get used to something, and then life shifts.  It affects each of us differently.  The good news is, change prevents boredom.  It also provides us with a personal challenge:  How do we handle it?  Will it make us or break us?  What…

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When Life Is Unfair

  In April, one of my dancers (Nancy) recently received the worst news a parent could possibly hear:  The cause of her only child's pain was an aggressive form of incurable cancer.  To say she was devastated is the understatement of her life. I and everyone who knows Nancy have been praying for her daughter…

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Schedule Change For TONIGHT!

Quickie reminder on tonight’s schedule change:  Dancing at the West Chicago VFW has been CANCELLED for TONIGHT ONLY.  We resume 9/23. I’ll be dancing with the Dance With Janet gang at Willowbrook Ballroom tonight instead. Also…about the 3rd Annual Dance With Janet Cruise… The cut off date for the group rates is OCTOBER 10, 2016.  You just can’t beat $740; after 10/10 the price will be…

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Are You Comfortable?

My grandmother – Gram – will be 98 in 3 months.  She is still recovering from a fall on the 4th of July where she broke her upper arm.  She’s healing, but 97-year old bones just don’t mend like they used to.  She was told she will not be able to return to her independent living room, and…

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A Rough Thing To Do

When I think about my past behavior, especially over the last few years, I’m amazed.  WHAT was I thinking?  I just can’t believe so many of the things I did.  HOW was I operating?  I don’t even recognize myself.  Can I be forgiven for what I’ve done?  Can I forgive MYSELF?  Now I “get it”…

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Today’s Performance RESCHEDULED

Ah, the delight of dancing outdoors!  We're always at the mercy of the weather. Attendance is light at the West Chicago Pool today due to the threat of storms, so they'll be closing early.  Therefore, today's performance has been rescheduled to NOON on September 3rd.  Hope to see you there, and before! We do have a few more…

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Impossible? It’s Up To US!

As you may or may not know, I was raised on the original Star Trek series, and I simply love it.  Although The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are high on my list of favorite TV series, nothing compares to Kirk, Spock, & McCoy.  No matter how improbable a situation the crew was faced…

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