Birthdays, Banners, Kunye, and a Little Fried Chicken

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Yesterday, a site that gets a fair bit of traffic, Kunye Online, asked me to write a blog post. When I asked about the topic, I did not get an answer so I created a post and introduced myself.

You can read it here if you are interested. https://kunyeonline.com/2021/04/benjamin-brothers-campfire/

Not too bad for a first try!

Today was something new altogether. This is the first time I have been 38 years old, andy first day back to work after having body parts exctracted from my belly button.

My Beloved cooked eggs and sausage, sent me off with a coffeepot for my office, and selected my clothing for a bright and happy start to the work day. (I am truly spoiled!)

My children gave me a card, some yummy snacks to tale hiking,a banner to wear.

Like for real

I wore my banner to work, I was so proud.

I wore a jacket over my banner and when I went to a meeting, they mentioned it was my birthday.

Unzipping my jacket, I danced around singing, it’s my birthday! Laughter abounded, whether with me or at me who can tell.

I am not sure what the 30+ professional types present thought, but as the misguided youngsters say, “YOLO.”

I use the terminology in reference to wholesome living. You only live once, and good choices are a must. In this instance, I had a story to tell my children about how excited I was about their amazingness in accessory choices.

The rest of the day was successful, and I had a few meaningful conversations which I am appreciative of, but not at liberty to discuss. I like having real, down to earth interaction, a rare commodity.

Dinner was fried chicken, potatoes, and coleslaw with berry pie and ice cream for dessert. The Twelve Year Veteran of Life played Happy Birthday with his ocarina. Pretty Nifty!

Well folks, that was my day. I am exhausted. See you tomorrow!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

97 thoughts on “Birthdays, Banners, Kunye, and a Little Fried Chicken”

  1. Good guest post over there, that really tells about you in a nutshell, and… Happy Birthday Benjamin!!!! 🎉🌷🎉🌷🎉 Glad you were treated royally by your loved ones. 🎂💗👍👌

  2. I am 3 minutes late, but Happy Birthday! 🎉🎊. So glad you had a great birthday and great day at work!

  3. I just ran across your follow of my blog and wanted to say “Thank you.” I hope it adds to your joy and encourages you and yours on your journey.

      1. Feeling great, thanks. Just saw the doctor today for my follow up visit and he said everything looks great. He cleared me & said no more appointments are needed. Praise God!

  4. Happy 🎂Birthday Benjamin. I’m Lokesh. And I love the people who tell stories.
    My best wishes to you. Stay happy with your family. Enjoy…💪😃💖🎉🎉🍫

  5. sounds like a great birthday, plus you are close to my wife’s age and born on the same day. 😁 Happy Belated brother, for whatever reason WordPress won’t notify me of your posts.

    1. Thank you! I have the notification problem due to being self hosted. They tell me I need to pay 7.99 per month for Jetpack to index my posts by keyword or allow notifications. I do have an email subscription, but that does not work for everyone.

  6. Oh my god!!! I missed your post dont know how… So sorry… As i was on kinda break and wasnot getting much time to check blog posts… Belated belated belated happy birthday Benjamin… Loads of happy wishes to you🥳🥳🎉🎉💖💖💖💖 how are you doing??

  7. Happy belated birthday 🥳

    So you own the month of April I see lol 🙌🥳

    Hope you enjoyed your month fully ❤️

      1. 😮😮😮 what are you trying to be old man? Lol

        Wow!! Glad you doing ok and seem happy ❤️

        I was gonna say you are looking thinner

        Hope you are happy and well – best to you and your fam 🙌

        Hope you loving the job!! I’m sure you are!!

          1. Well you looking good and healthy!!

            Yes doing well today – have to run errand shortly – nice peaceful Sunday though ❤️

            Enjoy your Sunday 🙌

          2. Hahaha oh yeah I forgot about that – ok fine lol

            I have to really get in there lol but yes that is me

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