Reflections on the Ranch

This past Saturday I returned to my roots and spent the evening dancing at the country dance bar formerly known as Cadillac Ranch, and now called Lucky Star.  Doesn’t sound too remarkable, does it?  Well, it was a major decision for me.  At that venue, I met my last two dance partners, led a dance…

ENDGAME: Life, Actually

For the first time in my life, I saw a movie on opening night, in the front row – AVENGERS: ENDGAME.  I continued seeing it the next FOUR weekends in a row – and need to see it again before it disappears from the theaters.  That’s unprecedented!!  Boy, that movie captivated me.  Has it only been…

Introducing…DANCEWITHJANET.COM!

Introducing…DANCEWITHJANET.COM! Although I’ve had the www.dancewithjanet.com website for 7 years, I confess I’ve not been as dedicated to it as I should have been. I’ve been…distracted. Well, now I’m in recovery, and I finally listened to my FABULOUS webmaster’s urging and spent the time needed to clean cyberhouse with her, page by page. Hence, the picture above…

Kickoff To Summer

My mom left for a week-long trip to Niagara Falls at 6 am this morning. About this time last year, I did the same thing, but I was on the back of Chris’ motorcycle for a ride around Lake Erie; we stopped for a couple of days at the Falls. Talk about a deluge of…

Springtime at DWJ!

Even though snow is predicted tomorrow, it's a beautiful sunshiny day today! I'm amazed at how my moods reflect the weather; now I really understand why people move south to escape Chicago's unpredictability. But hey; variety is the spice of life!  I know I'll see you all tonight at Tequila Roadhouse for dancing from 6…

Biba Dushi!

  My lasting memory of Aruba is its favorite saying, Biba Dushi, which means "Living the Sweet Life" in their colorful local language, Papiamento, which sounds as happy and lilting as you would think.  The island atmosphere is cheerful, and why not?  It's sunny and warm, with the sound of the ocean lapping the shore…

The Countdown Is On!

Good Morning! The countdown is on for the 4th Annual Dance With Janet Cruise, big time.  I'm scheduled to be picked up to go to the airport in the middle of Wednesday night at 3 am…wonder if I'll be too excited to sleep, or not? About 80 of us will be heading down to Miami to sail on…

Thursday’s Schedule & Survey Link

Please take a look at the rest of this week in the Dance With Janet world, and see if your event is cancelled or running.     * Thursday 1/31 Geneva Intermediate Class – RUNNING     * Thursday 1/31 St. Charles Beginner 1-2 Class – RUNNING     * Thursday 1/31 Wheaton DanceAttics Intermediate Class – CANCELLED     * Thursday 1/31…