Sunday, August 24, 2008

Update

Thank you all for your kind comments and concerns. I thought I’d take a break to update you.

My house is officially on the market. We are praying that we get a buyer for the house and they will pay full price. Keeping the house in “staging” condition is not easy. It’s like living in a museum. We had many hands helping us to get it in great shape. I’m grateful Tom and I didn’t have to do it alone.

I’m back to finishing up work on the book. It feels like it’s never ending. I also have a couple of ladies reading it to see if Lauren and I missed anything. It’s great to have fresh eyes. You read something a thousand times and you swear that all the words in your head are on the page. Sherry and Beth – you rock!

Tom and a couple from our church have joined the Burning Man Team this year again. There are thirty five team members from all over the country. You can read all about that outreach from a post I wrote last year here. To get ready this year, Tom decided to color his goatee so that he would blend in. Well it didn’t really come out red – orange was more like it. I don’t know what happened. I followed the instructions, but oh well, he still looks cute. When he got down to Reno, the team loved it. Someone found him an orange and red wig and his nails are painted. Here’s a picture of him with the orange goatee. Don’t let the serious look scare you. Below is another one with him smiling.

I’m also looking for a job in the Dallas area. Monster.com is my friend. I haven’t had any bites. Pray that I find a job that pays very well. I’m hoping it’s only temporary. My desire would be to write full time and travel with Tom. I would love to be able to minister to the pastor’s wives and the other women in the churches. It’s all in God’s hands.

I also want to thank Palm Tree Fanatic for my this blog award. I pass it on to all of you who leave a comment. You all have wonderful blogs.

Thank you for stopping by and checking on me. I’m going to carve out some time to stop by today and check on some of you. I might not make it to all of you, but I so appreciate your love and support.

© Nadine Z. 2008

35 comments:

chelle said...

So glad to read that everything is well, even though chaotic!

Best wishes!

linda said...

I'll certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and praying for a quick sale on your home...and a full price sale at that!

What kind of job will you be looking for in Dallas?

Scarlet said...

Your husband is such a good sport. Btw, he looks great in orange. :)

I will pray that you find work and that if you don't it's because book deals are right around the corner for you. Your dream job sounds fantastic...and it's all in God's hands.

Thanks for the update! I had been wondering how you were doing. :)

It's All Good! said...

I'm happy your doing good, Nadine. My husband's a realtor so I know what it's like to constantly have your home show-ready. We'll pray it sells soon for you. Love the orange beard...very becoming!
Have a great week.
Brenda :)

Dawn said...

So happy to read an update! You've been in my thoughts so often and I can relate to what all has been going on with the move. I'll be praying for the sale of your home.

Blessings!

Shionge said...

Hey he looks so cool now all he needs is a harley bike to go with the goatee ehheheeh...

Thanks for the update and you take care, I'm sure you'll find a good buyer soon.

palmtreefanatic said...

I pray too you sell it for your asking price in full and soon!

So Happy to hear from you! I know you been Busy!

Your hubby looks GREAT! What a good sport he is to go through all that;)

So I will pray you find a great job too what kind of job are you intending to get???

Nadine said...

The type of job I'm looking for would be executive administrative assistant/ secretary.

Keshi said...

Happy moving luv!

wow orange beard n all? :)

Keshi.

Amydeanne said...

good luck with the house! i know it's not much fun to do! We staged our house last year!

lol loved the orange beard!

Debz said...

Thanks for the update, glad to see things are progressing.
As for the goatee that is funny stuff....a red sharpie should do the trick though! I'm guessing he'll be shaving it afterwards anyhow!

Knitting Mania said...

Thanks for your update Nadine, I'll be agreeing with you and Tom over the sale of your home....

Be Blessed!

Strider said...

I saw his picture on his site. I told him to be sure to take his green shorts!!!!!!

Beyond Me said...

Girl, woo hoo you're coming south to Texas! I'll be praying for you both. Moving is stressful. Glad you are finishing up the book. Keep us posted. Wish I was close to Dallas to help, I'm about 7 hours away. Blessings.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a sport Tom is to do that!!!
Susan

elizabeth embracing life said...

Lots of changes and transitions, your husband's new look is very cool and the colors of Fall. I will pray for the sale of your home and a job waiting. I love when there is so much unknowns. It truly allows our complete confidence in God to expand and grow. Blessings.

Art said...

So many changes while I was "away"... Good luck and prayers for you during this transition period!

Jenna said...

NADINE! I love you so much and ive been praying for you and Tom lately! You guys are so amazing...Gods got great things instore for you guys..hes gonna take good care of you dont worry! And you better be home still when i come back..thats all i ask!!! (September 22nd i'll be home)

=] Love you so much! I cant thankyou enough for depositing so much wisdom and love into my life!!

You were an angel from God for me! Seriously!

Ann(ie) said...

GOOD luck on the sale, love. It's rough out there right now. Praying for a full price offer. Keeping a house show ready is NO picnic!!!!

I LOVE the pics of Tom. He looks great. I love his fun spirit!!

xo.

Jacki said...

Your husband seems like a great guy.

Jillian, Inc. said...

God bless you! I know what a busy time this is for you and Tom. I hope things come together for you. Get some rest, girlfriend.

Theresa said...

I love the orange look. I'll be praying that the sale is quick and generous.

Thanks for the update and for stopping by.

Demara said...

Thank-you so much for continuing to be my faithful commenter Nadine, I appreciate it very much!

And I pray that you find the perfect job and that your house sells AMEN!

Elle*Bee said...

Wow, I'm out of touch for about a week (getting the kids settled into school), and look what I missed? Moving?! Wow, that's a big move. I live in the neighboring state. Have you lived in the deep south before?

Nadine said...

I've lived in WV in a small town. They did not consider themselves being in the south, but it was the most south I have been.

Nadine said...

I've lived in WV in a small town. They did not consider themselves being in the south, but it was the most south I have been.

jennifer said...

I am ashamed at how long it has taken me to get by to see you.

I think Tom's goat is stylin'. :)

I will say a prayer for your needs of a buyer for your house and a job for you! I also pray that God blesses you both!

Take Care Nadine!

Jen

Damselfly said...

Hey, Tom looks great!

I hope everything works out with your move and job hunting!

Hannah said...

Full time writer! Go for it, I love you! :)

Kate said...

I have been (and will continue) praying for your entire moving process.

Dwee said...

So hoping and praying that this is a smooth transition for you guys and the family. I am sure you will be much missed. And what a dream - to write and travel with Tom. England awaits!!

Dwee

Shionge said...

Sending hugs & kisses Nadine....hope all is well :D

Damselfly said...

PS I just gave you an award at my blog! But, darn -- it's the same award! Consider yourself doubly brilliant!

Steph said...

Thanks for the update...sorry I didn't check sooner!

Glad to hear everything is moving forward for you. Hope your house sells quickly so that you dont have to keep it just so all the time. And that God's hand is on the sale price!

Love the orange goatee. Are you going to dye yours to match? That would look so cute...hee hee

Take care and post again when you get a chance.

Blessings!

KarenW said...

I hope your house sells quickly!