Friday, October 19, 2007

At Least I Have My Cute Shoes

The first day back at work after being away for three days is always the roughest. I knew this before my I went to work today. I got up and prayed. I asked God to give me grace for the day. I would hate to think what my day would have been like if I didn’t start it off this way.

It was a crazy day and I can’t believe how close I came to quitting. I was getting yelled at for things I didn’t do because I was there for the past three days. I was thinking why I almost lost it today. I wasn’t disrespectful to my boss, but I did tell him to back off. In relaying my day to Tom, he asked me an interesting question. He wanted to know if I was trying to get fired. I wasn’t, but I was firmer than I ever was in the six years I worked there.

I feel like my time there is coming to an end. I believe God will provide a way for me to be able to quit and minister with Tom. My heart is not in it anymore, but I want to finish well. I want to do my best everyday. It’s important to do what is in front of you with excellence, before you move on to the new thing. I don’t want to circle this mountain again. How you leave one thing can affect how you enter the new thing. I know this in my head. Sometimes things get lost between the head and the heart. I guess I needed this reminder today. I thank God for bringing me to a place where I can recognize it.

The day ended well. I had dinner with a friend and we came back to my house for some Tim Tams. Yummy. Tomorrow night I get to dine with a couple of more ladies. You guessed it…more Tim Tams.

My bag got delivered and as you can see from the picture above at least I have my cute shoes.

© Nadine Z. 2007

21 comments:

A Woman Who is: said...

I think I have corrupted you. I think you are well on your way to winning the title “Queen of the Slam.” You have exceeded my greatest expectations in sharing and carrying on the Tim Tam Slam tradition. Who knew? he he I guess I should have figured it out when you took two straight hits on a Sunday morning girl. Whew!

Love the shoes!

Sorry about the bad day :<(

Art said...

Too bad about the rough day. Hang in there. At least you got your bag back, though...

Karolee said...

You are lucky - being nearly six feet tall and having a husband who is 4 inches shorter, I can't wear shoes like that.

Sorry you had a tough day at work. I know how hard it is to be someplace when you want to move on.

pinks & blues girls said...

I know what it's like to be unhappy at work. So I definitely feel for you! I can't imagine you doing anything without grace, though!

And yes, cute shoes can sometimes make all the difference! :)

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Dedee said...

Those are waaay cute shoes!!! Good luck on whatever comes next!

palmtreefanatic said...

Wow! Those are GREAT shoes!!!

Shionge said...

Hiya Nadine...glad that your shoes are back and that you are meeting your friends to have a yummy good time.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend :D

Theresa said...

I love those shoes!

My time at my job of 12 years is coming to an end too. I just pray that it will be a Godly ending.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to seeing what God has you doing next, Blessings!

- Hannah

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Love the shoes! Sorry about work... I love my job, but I don't always like it. I, too, think that you are meant to minister beside your husband. Funny...I've been thinking for the past month or so that you were going to announce that change in your life, soon. God bless you!

Penless Thoughts said...

The shoes are really cute!!! I've always told myself and all my four kids to always leave a job with the door open to return if you need to because you never know when you might want to be back there. My husband, who has been retired for a number of years got a call about a month ago, from a former employer to come back to work. It came at exactly the time we needed it!!! It came from God and being a good employee who left on wonderful terms. I know you will, too, Nadine!
Susan

Jen(n) said...

I LOVE the shoes!!!!!!

chelle said...

Definitely cute shoes.

I could not agree more about leaving good and starting fresh. No matter how tough, it is leaving happy and well is so important!

Shaunda said...

Definitely cute shoes. Sorry to hear about your rough day.
A versus that came to mind when I was reading you post was
Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you, he is mightly to save. He will quiet you with his LOVE, he will rejoice over you with singing"

HAPPY Sweetest DAY to YOU!

Demara said...

Nadine, for a minute there I thought I was reading my blog! Isn't that interesting, we're experiencing the same work related problems and we're worlds apart! But yes I suppose praying before we arise for the day is a good habit to get into. I pray while I'm brushing my teeth in the morning, if I remember to, and I usually pray as I'm trying to fall asleep. I think those are the best prayers, the ones that run right into a dream!!!

Lala's world said...

my sister Shash just went thru this too, and of course I would love to quit my job too and I so get the feeling of just fire me so I can be done with it! thanks for sharing as usual you are so right on the money!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

I love those shoes!

Sorry you had a rought time at work.. But, good that your gonna have a lovely time with your friends :)

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Sorry you had a rough day, but glad it ended well.

Those are cute shoes I gotta say.

kaylee said...

sorry about the rough day
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am still in the hospital but doing well !!!!!!!! :P

Chappyswife said...

Cute shoes.

I know how you feel about maybe needing to move on. I usually in the past ended up staying too long at my jobs and leaving on somewhat of a bad note. If I had it to do over again, I would have just left sooner, still on a good note.

Damselfly said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear about your rough day at work. If your heart is really in ministry, then I hope it is God's calling. But I also hope you can leave your job on good terms.