A Memory...

It's funny how you will take a sniff of something and it will bring back a long forgotten memory. For me it was dark rye bread. Saturday I opened a new bag of dark rye bread and was hit with a flood of memories of my mom. dad and grandmother.

I was raised on Braunschweiger or as some people call it Liverwurst. My mom would get the little party rye breads, put mustard, thinly sliced onions and about a tablespoon or so of Liverwurst on the rye bread. She would make up a whole plate of these for my dad. He would eat them with dill pickles and a glass of chocolate milk.

I do not have a fondness for liver. It's one of those meats that you can take or leave and I prefer to leave it for someone else to eat, but mention liverwurst or braunschweiger to me and I am ready to sit down and chow down.

Saturday when I opened the rye bread, I knew that I was going to have to find some liverwurst. I have not had it in 25 or so years. So while we were out looking at RV's again this weekend we made a stop at Crest Foods in Moore, OK and I went in search of the Braunschweiger by Oscar Mayer Foods. I found it! It was packaged just as I had remembered it as a child. I went home and took a slice of rye bread, cut it in half and put on the mustard, liverwurst, thinly sliced onions, put the top of the sandwich on and enjoyed! Just as I had remembered it from my childhood, It was so good.

Memory satisfied! Now I have a whole tube of Braunschwieger to eat. Hmmm...I know, it's one way I can get the dogs to take their medicine. Here, Fitz will eat it! So will Bear and Lizzy. But they're going to have to wait because I am going to have a sandwich for lunch. I may even have a pickle. Yum!

Happy trails...


Social Security?????

It's not every day that one becomes eligible for Social Security. But yesterday I did...I hit the big XX. Will I quit my job and collect? NO! Besides the spouses don't get to collect all that much anyways, half of what the larger bread winner makes. I still have a few years to go before I hit the bigger number and then I will retire, if I can afford to. The way things are going I am beginning to have my doubts.

I had a lovely day yesterday with lots of well wishes from my friends on Facebook, co-workers and family. Dave took me to Outback Restaurant so we could order off the Red, White and Blue menu to help out the troops. I had steak and crab cakes with steamed french green beans and a Sailor Jerry's drinks. It was good. After dinner we went and got a Chocolate Heath Bar Mix at Braum's.
It's my favourite desert.

Dave gave me a Nikon Cool Pix's 14.5 mega pixel camera. Everyone else in the family have cameras that have all the goodies, I had a little Kodak head shot camera for my MK business that printed out pictures that I could give the customer. So this is a welcomed addition to the camera family that we have.
I am ready to go out this weekend and take some snaps.

Today I got a box from my daughter in Georgia filled with lots of goodies. She got a great buy from Bath and Body Works and sent me a whole lot of fun stuff in the way of scents. What was so funny about it was that she got me the exact same birthday card that Dave got me. As they both said there weren't very many good cards out there for St. Patrick's Day Birthdays.

I even got a text from our friends Jim and Bobbie asking if we wanted company soon to which I replied "We would love it." They will becoming through our area on their way back to Colorado to be Camp Hosts at Park Creek campground just outside of Southfork, Co. You can read Bobbie's blog here. They are a fun couple to follow and I always enjoy reading her blog. They've been in the Deep South this winter and have had a great time.

All in all I had a great day.

Happy Trails....



I really hate being sick, but sick I am. I was not feeling well and that is unusual for me so I decided on Tuesday to quit work early and go to the doctor for a breathing treatment for my asthma. Guess what! Asthma yes...early pneumonia yes...ugh! He did the standard x-ray and low and behold there was some fluid on my right lung along with crappy air sacks inflamed with junk. "Wonderful" I said. He told me to stay at home Wednesday and rest. He said nothing about Thursday or Friday so here I am at work. I feel okay but not quite my perky self.
The medicine he prescribed seems to be working but the after taste is yucky, tastes like putrid metal if there is such a thing.

I'm glad tomorrow is Friday and the last day of the work week. There's an RV show in Oklahoma City this weekend that I would like to go to but we will have to see how I'm doing. Hopefully I can go.

It's that time of the year again for us to SPRING forward Sunday, so be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour...oh, I forgot, RVers don't have to worry about
the time, they travel to their own time, relaxation, happy hour, wherever they want to go and see wonderful sites and do fun things.

I'm so ready...just need to win the lottery!

Happy trails...