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Wonderful Wednesday: #Health, #Happiness, and Middle-Aged Meanderings


Well, I missed my usual “Saturday Upsides” post this past weekend. Bonnie from Recipes Happen started the trend, and I joined in after I read a couple of her posts. Life got busy this past weekend, and add some health problems and a trip to the doctor and the blog entry just disappeared from my to-do list.  😦 

Well, it’s Wednesday. So consider this my “Saturday Upsides” post…but since it’s Wednesday I guess I need to call it “Wonderful Wednesday” instead.

I mentioned a trip to the doctor. Middle age is apparently beginning for me (according to my doctory anyway), so the doctor had a string of things that needed to be checked out, including a possible strange-looking mole, my list of allergies and reactions to substances probably getting bigger, and the “usual” middle-age routine checklist of bloodwork, stress test, poking, prodding, and cholesterol analysis.

My “upside”, or “wonderful”  part for this Wednesday, is that the only two things my doctor came back to me with were an increase in my list of what I’m allergic to, and the comment that it’s job stress that’s causing it.  Hey, it could have been a lot worse right? So on this wonderful Wednesday I am thankful. Thankful for relatively good health. Thankful for having a job that can cause me stress  (better than no job!). Thankful for the opportunity and ability to make food and environment choices that will be proactive and preventive when it comes to my allergies (some people can’t make those choices because they are not given those choices).



So my “Saturday Upside” might be late…but it’s still wonderful on Wednesday.  🙂

Join Bonnie and others in posting Saturday Upsides…sometimes even on Wednesdays!  😀  (Thanks Bonnie!)


Author: tjthiessen

explorer, administrator, consultant, student, leader

3 thoughts on “Wonderful Wednesday: #Health, #Happiness, and Middle-Aged Meanderings

  1. I keep thinking I’m still middle aged, but now that I’m pushing 60, what am I? Any ideas?

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