An Update On My Beloved (1/12/2022)

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here.

The day started with neck pain. It wasn’t too bad, but it promted me to take an aspirin.

I took the children to school. When I returned, I had to work at it a little, but I convinced my Beloved to go shopping with her walker. We went to a lawn and garden center and perused plants in a greenhouse. It was the first public foray in the walker besides an out of the way park.

She became dizzy after a while so we went back to the chair and I tried my hand with a camera underneath a grapevine canopy.

Recently, I had taken my son to the thrift store to get out of the house for a bit and noticed some handmade pottery. I wheeled on over and we took a look. They were Beloved approved.

Low on breakfast cereal, we picked up our favorites and headed home. We had cereal with our new found additions to the kitchen cabinet.

The lawn furniture table is part of a set. It was gifted by the up-and-coming blogger, Ashley T.

I heard some rustling above me. It was a bird at the feeder! It appeared to be a woodpecker. Perhaps it was a sapsucker, but I don’t know.

Perhaps I was a bit hasty writing this gem.

It was exciting, but it was time for work after our adventure.

My Beloved needed assistance downstairs to get to her retail arbitrage business.

She was able to use the handrail but she is a serious fall risk.

She is slowly working in the inventory of everything. She worked on that with her mother and I set out planning for Willow Manor’s yearly order; some sort of shenanigans or the other.

The order of ducks and geese is coming in early April, giving me time to get settled in with the new normal.

Later, I picked up my kids from school and received a call from my supervisor at work. She is assisting me in returning to work while managing my Beloved’s care.

With certainty on how to proceed with some paperwork, I may get back to work next week. I am certain there is a significant stack of stuff awaiting.

Dinner was amazing! My Beloved and her mother made Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches with fries.

We will go off to church soon. You can listen live here.

As I get ready, I look in the mirror and remember the neck pain. I wonder what it was. Could have been anything.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire.

46 thoughts on “An Update On My Beloved (1/12/2022)

  1. Herb says:

    Sometimes life is just a pain in the neck. But you take an aspirin and do some stretches and it’s back to normal.

  2. Michele Lee says:

    I am pleased to read your beloved continues to make progress. One step at a time with each new day. Continued well wishes your way.

  3. holly's world says:

    That would be a Downy Woodpecker. A male will have a red spot on the back of the head, a female doesn’t.
    Glad to hear Your Beloved is improving! 🙂

  4. cheriewhite says:

    How sweet of Ashley T! The lawn furniture looks lovely, Ben! And I know the new bowls brightened your beloved’s day! And maybe the pain in your neck was the knowing you had to go to work later. (LOL) Sometimes even the greatest jobs get a little mundane. I’m so glad you and Isabel had a great time shopping and I’ll continue to pray for you both.

  5. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

    So lovely day and the family story read and I thought that so understanding couple
    This is life’s success !! What difficult come also we take care our family courageously 🌷👌🙏❤️ neck pain you apply ice pack . Fast get relief, sometimes I also get pain, i do icepack around the neck and pain go off , please try . Always don’t take penadol, my comment 😀🙏
    Tho lovely bird ., so beautiful view 😍 winter season trees so nice to see 🌫️👌🌷God Bless 🙏

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you Thattamma! We are doing our best. I will use an ice pack. I try to leave even over-the-counter medication alone.

      The bird is a type of woodpecker. It was nice to see it drop by! 🤠🔥

      1. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

        Thank you for the comment message 🌷🙏Anyway the pain
        gone means ok , otherwise you must see Dr 🙏♥️Your wife
        recovering nicely and hopefully all ok 👍🏻 🌷western birds 🐦
        so amazing , so many varieties birds photos can see WordPress
        Posts , my compound small birds can see 😍here hamming birds
        So awesome colours!! Tomorrow our Hindu festival, so busy 😊👍🏻
        Grace wishes 🌷🙏🌷

          1. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Tomorrow morning prayers only, Saturday children all
            coming for my granddaughter’s graduation celebration
            also Saturday together !! Here time 9:45 pm 🌷🙏🌷

          2. Thattamma C.G Menon says:

            Yes, sure 👍🏻🌷Same country means can Invite you and family also 🙏♥️🌷
            You can taste my vege cooking, Saturday I will make my children egg roast 😀

  6. tamburelli’sThankfulnessandlove says:

    To start off with first, lovely photos of my friend Izzy, looks so peaceful and relaxing . I am so proud of my buddy ( Isabel) for taking that step and trying to use her walker! As I have said many times and will continue to say so, she is a fighter, strong and courageous beautiful in and out.
    Those are some very cool hand made bowls you all picked , very neat!! Happy to see you all got the chance to have breakfast out side! What a relaxing way to enjoy breakfast as the birds come in finally!! Yayy! Now just seeing that amazing looking food…made me a little hungry now LOL! Just going have to wait till tomorrow to eat! hahaha.
    And the neck pain….LOL LOL….looks like only the face disappeared/vanished….hahaha
    Returning back to work with all that lovely paper work should be loads of fun!! It wont be bad big brother, you got this! ( Trying to help hehe).

  7. mic says:

    👌👌👌✒📷 this bird is spotted woodpecker.I keep both thumbs up so you can handle everything🙏🙏🙏

  8. Hobbo says:

    The important thing is your beloved continues to improve. our thoughts are with you.

  9. stevescountry says:

    So good to hear of your wife’s improvement Benjamin! God is gracious and will give the strength day by day, just keep trusting Him. I’m praying for you all. Yes, that is a downy woodpecker as was mentioned above, the male with the red spot, female without. I have several coming to my feeders. Hope you all have a wonderful day!😀😺🌞☕☕

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thanks for the ID! I like the little guy stopping by! God is indeed good! I appreciate you Steve!

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you…. Oohh it just returned…. Was it you ? 🤠🔥🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Just playing!

        1. Benjamin says:

          Ouch…. I think I have a crick… Do you know anyone Uniquely Fit to assist me?


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