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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Friday night we went to a surprise birthday/Halloween party! We borrowed our costumes from Megan and Pat and we were Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf! Brett was not sure about his costume until he realized it had a mask. He was excited that he could sleep at the party and nobody would know it haha! But, there was no time for that because everyone loved The Wolf.

The party was at a resturant and one man asked him to come over to their table because his daughter who was about 21 was really scared of his costume and he wanted Brett to scare her. Then a big table of Asian girls were all wanting their picture with him. It was pretty funny and he enjoyed entertaining everyone!
The party was for "Richard Simmons'" sister and her husband. They are both turning 30.
Beth was also part of the surprise because she lives in Florida and her sis didn't know she was going to be in town.

Saturday Kari, Rachel and I hung out all day while our poor husbands were all on call. We got coffee and breakfast then went to the Arboretum to see all of the pumpkins. It was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect.

After the Arboretum we went to The Bishop Arts District and checked out a few shops and had lunch at a great restaurant, Bolsa.

I got stranded at a gas station yesterday afternoon when Brett's truck decided not to crank. After trying to jump it and nothing happening, Kari and Derek came to get me. They got there just as Brett was finally able to text me back and tell me to wiggle a cable and then, it cranked (crunk?)!

Last night Brett and I got to go to dinner with Nick and Licci. We always have such a good time with them and found a great new restaurant.

Brett is on call again today and I'm trying to stay busy.

Starting in November he is supposed to have a normal work schedule with weekends off. I can hardly wait!! And I know he is so ready to sleep in and do what he wants for once.

Butternut Squash Soup and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

I had Butternut Squash Soup yesterday at a restaurant called Bolsa. It was delicious.

The cool weather (and another day of being home alone with nothing I need to do) inspired me to try to cook some myself.

Here is the recipe I used.

It turned out to be very tasty!

Gran Gran gave me a new pan I have been wanting to try so I decided to make some Jalapeno Cornbread. Brett said he eats it at the hospital and really likes it so I thought I would try to make some for him.

JalapeƱo Cheddar Cornbread

3 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix

  • 1 can Cream Corn
  • 2 C sour cream
  • 2 C shredded cheddar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • diced jalepeno peppers ~3
  • salt and pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together, spread in a greased 9x13 dish and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.

(This recipe makes a lot of cornbread! It is really moist and REALLY good!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I got a new app on my phone- Instagram. You can follow people on it and do cool things with pics. My name is drannajoy on there.

On our drive to SA last weekend. This was rather ridiculous, but pretty funny. Brett never knew he was covered in dogs he was so out.

Saw this new toy at Target and a little girl brought it in last week as her prize for coming to see me. Not sure about it. The drill is huge!

Got this at B,B and Beyond a few months ago. I figured it would be good to use at future Oral Surgeon gatherings since the skull is their logo.

Sam is pretty much 100% believe it or not. He is back at his farm and running his tail off. He loves hanging out in the garage and recently discovered this chair that was unloaded from last weekends Squirrel-a-thon. Sorry Gran Gran, I think it is his now. Haha

Isn't there a saying that Dr's are the worst patients? Brett seems to have a cold and is just pitiful. He has been at Children's Hospital this month and always gets sick when he works there. (He has plenty of fur to keep him warm though!) I've given him all kinds of meds to help get him well because he is on call all weekend and he is going to the World Series Sunday night. No time to be sick!