Black Friday Meets Dance With Janet!

I hope you all had a wonderful, refreshing Thanksgiving Day yesterday with your family and friends!  I spent the afternoon doing something totally different – attending the play, WHITE CHRISTMAS, with Mom, Aunt Mary, & Uncle Walt at Drury Lane Theater in Oak Brook.  Then we went back to Aunt Mary’s house for Thanksgiving dinner…and…

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What We Tell Ourselves

I am always convicted when I hear Andy Stanley speak.  I could listen to him talk all day; he makes perfect sense to me, and when he talks, I say to myself, of course!  Why didn’t I think of that?  I’m watching his “Breakaway” series and one of his talks addressed what we tell ourselves. …

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How Much Is Enough?

I’m a coffee drinker…as in, I enjoy a spot of coffee in the morning (for the caffeine kick) with my flavored cream.  I like the Peppermint Mocha flavor the best, and even a big bottle doesn’t last long.  I’ve been eating better, and I know I shouldn’t indulge in so much cream, so I bought…

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News on John Mathe

Yesterday I visited Betsy’s John (John Mathe, seated on the scooter in front), who has been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 colon cancer.  I know quite a few of you know him, as he’s been dancing for many years, so I am bringing you news about him.  John is now (and will remain) at Meadowbrook…

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What If The Game Won’t Win?

I’ve developed a habit of playing Solitaire on my phone every day via the app’s Daily Challenge.  As you can see, I’m doing pretty well, with an almost perfect record..ALMOST.  I’m having a great deal of trouble winning the Challenge of October 17th. No matter what moves I make, the game won’t win.  I continue…

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How Old Is Too Young?

In unpacking recently, I came upon a gem of an essay written by my younger daughter Kat (now 24 and a stellar dance instructor in her own right, as most of you know).  She had composed it in 5th grade, when she was 10 years old, a few months before this picture of her was…

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What’s This About A Cup?

I tend to be a gal who looks on the positive side of things, but it’s been kind of rough to do lately.  Too many changes, too fast…like who I’m living with (or not), and where.  I’ve been struggling as I’ve been processing over these last 18 months, and I was recently told I’m seeing…

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I Really Did Warn You…

My online lessons are a fantastic way to reach people anywhere, and are a complimentary benefit of anyone taking in-person classes with me.  They have been revamped, and the subscription fee is now per level of Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate 1, or Intermediate 2, with new passwords for each level.  For those of you who…

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I Have No Excuse

Meet Frank & Darlene, a couple who has been taking both private and group lessons with me for about a month.  While Darlene has had some dance experience, Frank has not, and Frank has a lot of negative “You Cannot Possibly Do This” tapes playing in his head from his past.  If you ever wonder…

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