Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Taiko Drums

ABC News 4 came to school to interview the 
class and played video on air of Deb and other 
members in class playing their drums.

Deb in first chair getting ready to beat her drum.

Taiko group getting a lesson from the instructor.

Deb loves her Taiko Drums class.  I went to one of her classes when I was in SC for Halloween.  LOUD...LOUD...LOUD!  My ears are still ringing!  She loves to beat her drum!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all!  This has been a trying year for everyone, the economy crunch has been difficult.  All in all, we still have a lot to be thankful for, good health especially.  Mom and Dad are holding their own, both turned 91 years of age this year.

We are definitely thankful for a loving family;  the Deb & Steve Glazier's in SC, the John & Katie Corsaut's in MD, Robert and I in CA, and my brothers and their families in CA and IL.

On Thanksgiving Eve, my son Robert was sick...just a minor sore throat and cold.  By the next day he wasn't up to a family celebration so we stayed home and I made some homemade chicken vegetable soup.  It was warm and yummy and comforting.  We're so sorry we couldn't share the day with family, but Robert needed to get a lot of rest to get better.  So on Friday I roasted a small turkey for the two of us and we celebrated together.  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, corn bread muffins, whole cranberry sauce and fruit cocktail salad!  It was delicious! 

I hope everyone had a great day.  We're thankful for the upcoming new year and new beginnings.  We pray for health and prosperity and well-being.  God bless us all.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tis the SEASON!

......to be Jolly!  Fa La La La La, La La La La!

Time to kick off the holidays...I love Christmas and it's never too soon to begin the celebration!  
I made a couple of Jib Jab holiday videos using my grandchildren for subjects!   ENJOY!

"Jingle Bells Girlie"  (link to watch video)

"Little St. Nick"  (link to watch video)

Happy Ho, Ho, Ho....Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Too scary for words!

Nick, the Zombie Pirate, Glazier

Girlie, the Zombie Witch, Glazier

Who knew these darling children were your average. every day, common garden variety ZOMBIES?

and BY DAY...
Sweet and charming...

Quiet and unassuming...

Carving out a night for fun!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trick or TREAT....TRICK!


Hello, Jack!

My Tricked-Out Jack-O-Lantern!
I love my Photoshop and my iPhone Apps!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Sunsets are Coming!


Is it me or are the sunsets starting to have an eerie glow?

Halloween is in the air!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Carlsbad Rainbows

A visit to Orange County...on the return trip to San Diego, 
it poured rain but it didn't dampen our spirits.  

Then the most amazing thing happened!  A beautiful rainbow appeared during 
the rain and within moments, a double rainbow!  It was breathtaking!

 All of these photos were taken from the window while
we were traveling down the 5 Freeway near Carlsbad, CA. 

 And...all of them were taken with our iPhones!

What a show! Mother Nature in all her glory...

Robert loaded three end-to-end shots of the rainbow into
Photoshop and created a triptych collage. 
I love it!

A rain storm, a double rainbow and an incredible sunset...what a beautiful day! 
Thanks for sharing the memories, Robert!

Visit my Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/bet.corsaut
to view more photos from this day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Visitors from the North

My cousin, Anne, and her husband, Steve, came from Michigan to San Diego for a huge celebration!  They were celebrating Anne's birthday, Steve's birthday and their anniversary.  Their children's gift to them was a week at the Hotel Del Coronado!


I haven't seen my cousin in almost 35 years and it was so nice to spend the afternoon at the Del with Anne and Steve reliving our childhood days.  We had lunch on the deck overlooking the ocean...it was a beautiful day with lots of conversation.

I hope it isn't another 35 years before we get together again!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


It's "Hurricane Season" in Folly Beach, SC and the entire east coast!  Danielle just left her present, choppy surf and heavy rip currents.  Now Earl is threatening to hit NC by Friday, a category 4 right now!  We're hoping he passes right on by or maybe burns himself out!  Fiona is coming right behind him.  Such is life on the east coast. 

              Daughter, Deborah, Photographer  

On the lighter side, the water temperature is 86 degrees (dropped 2 degrees this week) and it's been HOT, HOT, HOT all summer long on Folly Beach near Charleston.  We're enjoying the water and sunshine.  We've had major lightning storms the past couple of weeks.  Quite a light show!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Girlie, Mimi, Nana, Nick, Brad and Chris
(Front L to R) 

On our road trip to Michigan for Deb's 30th class reunion in July we stopped in MD to visit the Corsaut's.   What a great group, Nana and her 5 grandchildren.  We had so much fun and John & Katies's and wish we could have stayed longer!

We also made side trips to Washington, D.C., VA...Hershey, PA...Cedar Pointe in Sandusky, OH...Mount Mitchell, NC and stayed in the 80 year old log cabins used in the movie Thunder Road!  We had a great time for 2 1/2 weeks before returning home to Folly Beach, SC

As soon as I load all of my pictures, I'll add them to this post......


Sunday, June 6, 2010


Folly Beach is the "Edge of America"!  I fell off the edge and haven't kept up my blogs since the beginning of May!!!

Being across the street from the beach has it's drawbacks as far as my computer is concerned.  If I didn't have to worry about the sand and could use it on the beach while enjoying the view, I'd have my blogs up-to-date!!!

More to follow from Folly....SOON!


Saturday, May 8, 2010



We celebrated Mother's Day today at the Soup Plantation.  Because everyone had other obligations for Sunday, we decided to have our Mother's Day on Saturday!

Mom and dad, Ray, Chuck & Abbey, Dave & Ginny, and myself enjoyed a nice luncheon and celebration.  Mom loved the flowers I gave her and the gifts from everyone else.  We always love the food and enjoy a good family get together.

I took this picture in front of mom and dad's house.  The cactus had bloomed and was so pretty.  The end of a beautiful day.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom.  You're the best!  I love you.  xoxo

Friday, May 7, 2010

What Just Happened?

The glare of the bright lights hurt my eyes.  As I lie there my heart was racing, I couldn't focus.  My head seemed detached from my body. It felt like I was in a dream.

On May 5th at 6 p.m. I checked myself into Sharp Memorial Hospital.  Nurses started taking vials of blood, a chest x-ray, an EKG, a MRI and then the long wait for the doctor on duty in the ER to see me.

I watched Survivor and the Mentalist out in the waiting room earlier in the evening.  Then in my room, I had plenty of entertainment from Jay while I waited some more!

They had air-flighted people in who had been in a bad automobile accident right after I was admitted and the rooms began to fill up with the normal cuts, scrapes, coughs, vomiting woman, sick baby crying, all waiting to be seen but put on the "back burner" (the nurses said) until the crash victims had been taken care of...I didn't mind waiting, they needed help more than we did at the time.

I was one of the people waiting to find out what was wrong with my me.  I had lost my balance, couldn't focus, my neck hurt, my heart was in tachycardia, nausea came in waves.  Blood pressure was 160!  After 6 hours and a lot of tests and questions, I finally saw the doctor who then ordered a CAT Scan of my head.  "Sly" wheeled me down the hall for a ride through this machine!!!

They still didn't know for sure what was wrong with me except I seemed to have Vertigo.

Around one a.m. I was watching info-mercials!
I've gotta get one of these!!!

Finally the radiologist read the scans, gray matter was all in tact and my brain looked fine.  All blood work came back excellent....I'm very healthy was the doctors report. No heart attack or stroke, no high blood pressure...it had dropped down to 130 by now.  And no diabetes.  Thank God!  That was such a relief.

I clearly didn't focus this picture!  I wasn't seeing too well at the time!  I had my iPhone with me so to keep myself entertained I took a few pictures!  This is Jacquelyn, my RN,  who spent the majority of the night with me, and told me to try a little trick when I was finally ready to be discharged around 2 a.m.  I should lay my head on the edge of the bed and begin to go from side to front, to other side and back in a clockwise fashion to try and dislodge the particles in my inner ear that may have caused my problem.  And, if it didn't work, try doing it counter-clockwise in the same fashion.  I  tried it and actually started to feel better.

This morning my head and neck still hurt but my vision is getting better and I feel so much better than I did last night.  And the nausea is finally gone!  Hallelujah!

What a way to spend an evening with so many nice people!  Sharp was awesome.  Thank you to Dr. Rinebolt, my doctor, the technicians and radiologists, nurses and the girl with the warm heated blankets!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

And Now It's MAY again!


The seasons come, the seasons go,
And now it's May again.
And so,  'tho winter was a bitter cup,
Now everything is greening up.  

Trees and blooms have sprung again,
And all the earth seems young again.

There's a softness to our dreams,
For nothing's as good or bad as it seems,
I just want to say again,
I sure am glad it's May again!

     ~Charles Osgood


Saturday, April 17, 2010


LADY GAGA has nothing on these guys!
Everyone needs a good typeface!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thanks, EASTER BUNNY!...Bawk! Bawk!

I love this commercial!
  It's stuck in my head forever...
and almost every family members as well!!!!

HAPPY EASTER, everyone!

Friday, March 19, 2010



I found the ice cream cone in a magazine and it was just begging to be used for Girlie (I had a snapshot of her at the beach digging in the sand)!
 The exposure is a little light...taken in full sun.

A little Photoshop, masking and layers and she was on top of the world...er, cone! I sent my .psd file to son, Robert, to play with and he added the theme. I LOVE IT!

Friday, March 5, 2010


It was, "Curiouser and curiouser!"

Today was opening day for Tim Burton's movie "Alice In Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (along with a few other stars!)  I loved the movie...it was a strange land with strange characters, colorful and clever.  And did I mention, Johnny Depp was in the movie?  I love Johnny!

Helena Bonham Carter was great as the Red Witch (Queen of Hearts)...

 she and Johnny are always a great combination in a movie!

Being with Alice in Wonderland reminds you of when you were a kid!  Bringing the book to life was such a good time.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Happy Birthday to You!
My little sweetie pie!
You are definitely the apple
of your Nana's eye!

So cute and so smart
And adorable in every way
Today is your 3rd birthday
Enjoy your special day.

I hope you have a great birthday party and don't forget to save Nana a piece of cake!  Lots of hugs and kisses from your Nana.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hitting the Slopes at SNOWBIRD

  Vacation started today for the Glazier family at Snowbird in Utah!  My daughter, Deb, son-in-law, Steve, and grandchildren, Nick and Girlie are spending the week on the slopes playing in the snow, snowboarding and skiing.

Girlie just got her new skiis and is ready to head out for her class.

This is her first day learning to ski and she is so excited.  She is the only one in her age group so she will be having a private lesson!   After some instruction, she headed down the hill with assistance from her instructor.
She kept telling the instructor to let go!  "I can do it myself", she said!  Sounds just like her.

And she did! She is amazing.  She looks so small to be skiing!  She keeps telling everyone that she's 3 years old.  (Her birthday is in 25 days!) 

Nick was moving so fast down the slopes, Deb couldn't get any pictures!!!  I'm sure we'll have some tomorrow.
They had a good nights sleep and a great breakfast of bananas,

whipped cream and "frinkles".  Ready for another good day! 

Girlie took time to wax up her skiis.

After skiing the Black Diamond run Steve takes a rest!  

Deb decided to join him!

 Nick's ready to go again!