Category Archives: reading

Switching It Up

In an effort to make a little extra cash for my family, I have decided to switch my blog to a server that allows me to include advertising on my blog.  So, goodbye WordPress and hello Typepad.  I tried to import all of my WordPress posts, but the pictures and layout were not transferred completely.  Therefore,  I suggest that all posts previous to this date should be viewed at https://littlebirdiestakewing.wordpress.com, but any posts after February 19th, 2012 should be viewed at http://www.littlebirdiestakewing.com.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, especially for my subscribers.  If you wish to continue to subscribe to hear about my new posts via email, then click on the link in the sidebar of http://www.littlebirdiestakewing.com.  The link is right under the little Welcome paragraph.  It should only take a second to sign up and we will greatly appreciate your efforts.

Another benefit to this new site is the Books We Like page.  I signed up to be an Amazon Associate, so I receive 15% from any books you purchase through my site.  If you have a local bookstore, then please continue to purchase your books there.  But if you already use Amazon, then link up with them through my site and help fund our journey!

Hopefully, I will include advertising soon.  If you are interested in sponsoring us, then contact me at heathertiszai@gmail.com and we can work out a deal.

Thank you all for reading, making comments, and sending us good vibes!  I promise to write a more interesting update soon.  Best wishes!

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Gratitude

The day is grey and I am struck with the reality that Joey leaves tomorrow for work and I have not completed my to-do-while-Joey-is-home list.  I’m forcing myself to ignore the bins of fabric that I meant to go through and I’m finding ways to laugh off the discouragement I feel about publishing a book.  Going through my emails I am reminded that this week is about remembering to give thanks.  My mind races back in time to a night I was sitting in a bar with Joey when our relationship was newly forming.  I recall sharing with him my belief that the secret to a good life is to be always thankful.  Gratitude, I realize, is what I desire to be the foundation of our life together as a family. 

I then stumbled upon a link to the making of a gratitude tree (from the blog This Cosy Life).  Walking outside with Juniper to gather branches for our tree, I looked around and inhaled the majestic beauty of this grey day- the towering trees, crazy wind, and swirling clouds.  I felt blessed to have this awesome child in my life with her sweet hugs and happy disposition.  I realized I am thankful that I finally got my garden put to bed for the winter, better late than never.  As I prepared dinner, Pearl cut out leaves from previously painted paper.  I was struck by her developing abilities- to cut, to diligently finish a task.  After dinner, we wrote from hearts to leaves and put together our gratitude tree.  I was thankful we could celebrate while Joey was still with us.  Trip preparations and publishing books no longer mattered.  They will happen when they need to.  What matters is that we are present with one another, feeling thankful.