Thankful Thursday


Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

I am thankful for our beautiful magnolia tree.

We planted it way back in 1991. I took a photo of a photo of me standing near it, you can’t even see it, but it was a bare root plant, basically a stick about 12 inches tall.


And we are up to the letter Q in The A-Z Blogging Challenge. Q is for getting rid of things you quit. For example, my hubby gave up skiing years ago so it would be nice if he would get rid of his skis. I used to have pet turtles and hermit crabs, but once they had all passed, I gave away all the supplies and books about them.

Sorry I skipped the poem this week.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two

1. I was pleased to hear that ____________________.
2. There should be a ________________ Appreciation Day.
3. I have a lot of confidence in my ability to _________.
4. _________ is easier said than done.


  1. Those magnolia trees are always ready to put on a fantastic show each spring. There are some very large ones around here, I feel so jealous that we don’t have one in our yard…a little late to start one now, LOL! I don’t think we’ll be in this house in 30 some years…
    I too have some cross country skis and poles…have not used them in over 30 years, I have no idea where the special boots and socks are…LOL!

    1. You could plant one that is already bigger. 🙂 I tried cross country skiing once and did not like it. We do snowshoe though. XO

  2. Mama’s aunt lived in Magnolia, Arkansas and there were a few around there….but we want to see more pics OF YOU!!! Maybe next to the tree again? What a beauty, that magnolia and yes, isn’t it amazing what a stick can grow?

    1. Thank you. If I still looked like that, I would pose, but the tree grew upward and I grew outward. 🙂 XO

  3. The magnolia is beautiful. I also have one from a bare root plant that I call the stick. It is still a stick, but a bigger stick now. It did have 6 flowers this year. I have it in a large pot but I think it needs to go into the ground to grow better.

  4. Ah, did not even think of Q for “quit”, likely as I tend to avoid quitting all the bad habits I should really quit doing … sigh. Good post, and great questions (HEY, another Q word!) for this week.

  5. Beautiful pink. And I love the picture from when you planted it. It’ always fun to see memories of things like that and compare back.

    1. I was pleased to head that—my glider rocker was returning home.
    2. There should be a life appreciable day.
    3. I have a lot of confidence in my ability to write and to speak– and lead when I have had to do that. It was a privilege and a pleasure as well.
    4. Keeping your thought and life is easier said than done. But, it can be done, even if in stages.

  6. I wish there was a way to correct typos. A life appreciable day, not appreciable. And read not head. SIGH!

  7. Such a pretty magnolia! When we moved in here in 1995 we planted a small magnolia that was only supposed to get about 4 feet tall. Now it’s about 12 feet tall, her name is Maggie. magnolia. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. You should get one, but buy one already a few feet tall. I wish we had done that. XO

  8. That’s a beautiful Magnolia tree and how wonderful to see it grow effurry year. Here’s a big smile now, see 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Day to all of you🐾😽💞

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