Why Perform?

Lately, you have heard me encourage you to “Dance With Janet” at this or that event.  As a group, we have performed for an audience as well as line danced for fun at concerts.  Why have I asked you to do this?  Why perform, anyway?  If you have ever mentally or physically shaken your head at me…

The Power of Teamwork

Well hello!!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Even I run low on things to say sometimes. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true. 😉 I’ve had a wonderful problem of more requests for small group classes than I can possibly handle alone. Thankfully, I have a solid group of trained instructors ready and…

Spring Into Concert Season

  Winter sure has lasted FOREVER…but Spring is on its way!!  Before we know it, it’ll be concert season.  We have the BEST country bands in Chicagoland, and we could be dancing outside to live bands every day of the week if we wanted to – and some of us do!   In order to encourage…

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other…

When Denny and I went to Alaska a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the differences – in our environment, culture, personalities, everything!  I’ve always known people are different; it just REALLY hit home, being in The Last Frontier.  Look at Denny with Julie’s teenage sons, Benjamin and Joshua, pictured above.  The boys…

I’m Off To See The Moose!

My "bestie", Julie, lives in ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, and since I had most of this upcoming week off due to the (cancelled) cruise of 2018, I decided to take advantage of the time off and run away to somewhere warm.  Warm at heart, that is…although it looks like The Final Frontier will be above zero next…

Where Does The Time Go?

  Here we are facing New Year’s Eve again – TOMORROW.  Where does the time go?  I’m still amazed at how quickly time flies.  That fact constantly reminds me to appreciate the moment I’m in, and live each day as well as I can. I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, as I fail at them…

Playing Our Hands

Without a doubt, we are all dealt different hands in life. Some people seem to have a perpetual cloud over their heads. Others seem to live a charmed life. But even if problems. dodge us constantly, it's still possible for our lives to go well. It's all about how we are playing our hands.  Remember…

It’s TIME…

  “Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.” -Unknown It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over.  The older we get, the faster time flies – and the more critical it becomes for us to LIVE our lives.  We never know when…

Gratitude Leads to Half Off!

Gratitude is the Memory of a Glad Heart – from today’s devotional in Our Daily Bread At this time last year, I was wondering how many more Thanksgivings I’d have to celebrate…if I’d be around to see my 50th birthday in October of 2017…and what items I had not yet completed on my bucket list. …

Watch Your Mouth!

Mom always told me not to swear.  Those nasty words felt so delightfully naughty coming out of my mouth, so of course I thought she was depriving me of a scandalous pleasure.  Then, I realized those "bad" words were crutches.  I tended to use them instead of choosing words that accurately described what I was…