Dancing with the Stars

What inspires you?

What sets your mind racing even as your heart steps it up an extra beat or two?

Where do your blogging ideas come from?

Why post on a particular topic?

Why not?

This week I have asked myself these same questions and I could not define anything objective until 20 minutes ago; well, that is, for today’s post anyway.

Yup, you guessed it (duh, the title may have clued you in too) BUT the point is, I have been following this season’s Dancing with the Stars for the first time and I am totally hooked. Or should I say, I am dancing deep inside, way, way down deep. I have always loved to dance but now at the age of 62 I am dreaming of dancing just like those bejewelled and sequinced clad darlings on the tellie.  It’s a pipe dream, well I know it…..but I am having so much fun picturing myself throwing my leg over my husbands shoulder…(on the dance floor! tsk tsk)

I cannot sit still while cheering on these extraordinary dancers. I am tapping and swirling in my heart and if ever I do get asked to be on this show, I have decided I will gladly accept. I will agree to waltz with any man of their choosing; I will jitterbug and fast step with a happy assortment of partners but please, please, PLEASE, do not ask me to dance with a guy who used to be a girl. I cannot stop remembering what an adorable little poppet Charity Bono was as a little girl. It’s just too much for my little brain.

In the meantime, perhaps I should push my daily walks a little further; maybe I will start to lift weights again. I mean I want to look a little better on television  than I would with this dilapidated body of mine. HAH!

(yawn)…well, time to go to bed to dream of the music, the flowing gowns, the spike-high heels and the cheering of the excited crowds as I am crowned the most mature Dancing Star ever!

 2012…..watch out!

2012 Dancing Star RVing Girl Helen


18 responses

    • Well, so much for setting the scene for a perfect dream. First of all, I could not sleep till after 4am and then my dreams were troubled and weird. Maybe all that flying around the ballroom in my mind chased away peaceful slumber.
      But I am bright-eyed and ready to formulate another exciting chapter in my life this morning. OK OK so my morning today started close to 10am. 🙂

  1. Guess what helen? I actually took ball room dancing. I loved it, but there was very few men to partner with. It was still a great time!

    Once, after working out at The Tower ( St. Mary’s U. ) I joined in a class to find out it was their Final night of classes. They let me join. I was this thin, energetic person. it was my pipe dream also, even tho. I had on my workout clothes————- no gown or heels etc. It was fun while it lasted! XO
    Time limited to my packing to move. A friend called last night asking for stuff for a lady and her son who had to quickly leave NL. So, I am packing separate boxes for her. I pray the new place will be quiet. At lease no one will be walking on my head with heels or siomping with bare feet! my release of frustrations for today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I would say the only part of this particular pipe dream that IS too late for us is the spike heels. I have a story about the last time I wore those too but that’s for another post.
    Good for your daughter. Keep active and we may see her on the stage one day.

  3. Today is the perfect day to grab our dancing shoes and just dance to any groove. I believe that any age is an opportunity to discover that we can dance like any of the contestants at DWTS. All we need is a heart and a big dream. Beautiful post. Thank you.

  4. Hey Thanks, Island Traveler….
    Well if I don’t don my dancing shoes today, I am doing the next best thing…….lacing up my sneakers to do my daily wallk-about for exercise. As I said they haven;t even approached me yet about next season’s show. lol

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  6. Too funny! I follow DWTS too and think maybe, just maybe, if I danced and worked out and didn’t break anything along the way – it would be a fun way to lose some pounds and let myself know I could do it. But I bought a “Dancing with the Stars” dance video a year or so ago and it’s HARD, HARD, HARD – and that’s in my own home with no one watching. But then – I don’t have the sparkly, glittering, colorful costumes or tight bodied partners to use as motivation either.

    • Thanks for your comments.
      You know it,girl. If we were all gussied up, hair done, false eyelashes, make up galore and glittering from head to toe, we would be amazing! Yup, let’s keep believing that. ha ha
      Going to check out your blog in a few.
      Thanks for reading mine.

  7. I suppose these shows are mainly for the “ladies” … I watch, because I subscribe to the notion of: “Happy Wife … Happy Life.” Having burned out on American Idol and lately, the X-Factor, I see very little hope on the horizon for me.

    Other than setting a timer in HER ROOM for this show, and freeing up the MAIN TELEVISION for me. I see it mainly as a popularity contest more so than a dance contest, quite frankly, where is it, that you could dance in such a manner or fashion as these people are prone to do?

    Oh well, there is always next year. Right now, I just sit there and smile inside every time Bruno opens his mouth.

    Happy Holidays.


  8. You are such a good and thoughtful husband. I have to agree about American Idol and the X factor. Generally I detest reality shows. I like Dancing with the Stars because inside many of us girls, is a dancer waiting to be spotlighted and bedazzled!
    Blessings to you.

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