Friday, October 8, 2010

An Interesting Proposal

If I didn't already have other plans I might consider a job offer that I just got called about.  It was for a sixteen week period of time working as a R.N. in the local NICU.  I wonder where they got my name.  Hmmm.  It might be fun to go back and work with the wee ones again.  I wonder how much has changed in the years since I retired.

I took my mom out shopping yesterday and we went to a few interesting little shops.  They always have such quirky items and usually only one of a kind, but sometimes you find just the right thing.  Since our youngest grandson is two years old today, I found this perfect little box and filled it with a new pair of pajamas that I made for him.  I wonder what he will store in his lunchbox after the p.j.s are removed.

The calm after the storm that just passed us always leaves the most breathtaking views.  I snapped this as I was driving down the road.  I loved how the rays came through the clouds.

We have a very busy week ahead of us so there will not be a lot of sewing going on around here.  I hope you all have a great autumn weekend.


quiltingnana said...

working with tiny babies who are struggling must be challenging but should be congratulated for 30 years

Anonymous said...

I think that lunch box will be a collector's item!! What a cool find.

Enjoy retirement!!!!

Terry said...

Oh how cute to have a John Deere lunch box to put his jammies in! He's going to love that! :0)

Tonya said...

were you "photoing" while driving missy? don't make me come out there. love that picture

Pat said...

I am with Tonya...keep your eyes on the road!!! If you need to take a picture to show us (since we DO love pictures), you need to pull over first!!! I love the pajamas and how cute to put them in that John Deere lunchbox.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute pj's! I love the lunchbox~ maybe he will put his 'treasures' in it. :-) Have a happy weekend!

nancygrayce said...

How perfect that the lunch box and pajamas match! He'll love that!

I'm not sure I could ever discipline myself to work again.

The rays through the clouds, beautiful!

Claire said...

Love the photo - lunchbox and pj's. Is that an easy pattern? One of my daughters has a 4 yr. old boy and twin 18 mon. olds - I have a beautiful old black w/gold decorations on it Singer portable that goes forwards and backwards just fine - do you think I could make pj's?

Dorine said...

Wow going back at work.
That's great.
I wonder how things may be changed.
But tiny little babys are beautfull.
The PJ is wonderfull in the lunchbox.
have a graet weekend
greetings Dorine

Heidi said...

I love the jammies! And packing them in an adorable lunch box - genius!

Kay Lynne said...

I'm sure that he will love his lunch box and pj's. You have some very nice pictures.

Micki said...

That job really did sound wonderful! I really like that lunch box, and putting the jammies in it was so cute.

Micki said...

That job really did sound wonderful! I really like that lunch box, and putting the jammies in it was so cute.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Your so clever !!
What a great idea for a child!
Love the sun ray photo !

Notjustnat said...

Congratulations to get head hunted for a job! Are you going to take it. I think those little babies need you. I some how think you are too busy to work - Hugs Nat

Caryl W said...

I think you should go back and work for would love it...maybe NOT 16 weeks though!! Gotta love John Deere husband and I both grew up in Iowa on in California!!

Donna said...

What a blessing you must have been. My grandmother was an LVN and she loved nursing.

I ADORE those PJ's! How precious! Can't wait to see a pix with grandson in it. :o) What a great idea putting them in a John Deere lunchbox.

I once taught a little eight year old girl how to sew. We started with an apron. Because her daddy loved taking her out on the tractor, she wanted a John Deere apron, but her 2yr. old brother also adored tractors. So I made them matching ones. They were so cute!
Thanks so much for dropping by. :o)
Donna @ Comin' Home

Dawn said...

What a perfect birthday gift!

And I would love to know what's changed since you worked in the NICU, too. I'll bet you were great in that position!

Had a great time with Louise - Part 1 is up, but it'll be another two posts before I get to her house! Such a good trip.

Midlife Mom said...

I'm trying to get caught up after two weeks of really being busy, busy, busy! I'll e-mail you later.

Those little jammies are so cute! He will look adorable in them. I bet he keeps all kinds of treasures in the lunch box!

Had to catch up on your other post too. You certainly saw a lot of sights in Chicago! Great pictures! I've never been there, well unless you count O'Hare! ha! Not my most favorite airport!!!!

I got a new toy. It is the Go cutting system. I honestly haven't had two minutes to play with it yet but hopefully today! I think it's going to be fun and will cut out all kinds of fun things.

Had such a good time with Dawn. She gave me a big hug from you! Too bad we couldn't meet more of our blogging friends!

We made $40,000 Saturday on Paws On Parade! I'm waiting for J to send me the pictures that he took. My good camera was acting up so I didn't get any. I was too busy anyway directing people to the right registration line and then keeping them out of the street on the walk!!! Some people just stand right in the street!!!!! Last night we had about 30 here for the first hayride. Two more to go. It was fun and the kiddos loved seeing the horses and patting them.

Guess I will go down and read the directions for my Accucut Go thingy. I read about it on one of your bloggers posts. I also entered the contest so I hope I don't win as I already have one! heehee!

Did my 45 minute walk with my sister as she has the day off due to the holiday. We didn't see any deer this time but last night on the hayride they saw all kinds of deer even the albino one!

My sewing room is calling my name! Love to you both!!! xoxoxox

Are you going to take the job???????

Sandi said...

I had a great autumn weekend in Iowa and saw a lot of those green John Deere tractors in the fields. Your grandson will just love that lunch box and the pj's. What a cool Grandma you are! Must be your Iowa roots. :-)

Kerri said...

The birthday boy must've been so excited with his "farmer" lunch box and jarmies :)
What an honor to be offered a job, but you are enjoying being a grandmother to all those beautiful grandchildren far too much to be away from home that much, right? Not to mention all the other activities that fill your time!
Seattle, your train trip and Chicago sounded like a wonderful trip. Loved your photos. So many interesting and beautiful sights to see! Loved the butterflies, especially.
As for the pooch Halloween costume...too cute :) I hope your uncle takes a photo of his dachshund modeling it.

Maria said...

I just love the Jonh Deere Lunchbox with the gorgeous JD PJ's.
I know about busy. have just returned to blogland after our hectic Quilt Hanging Weekend.

PEA said...

I will be back to catch up on your posts but right now I just wanted to invite you to my birthday party on my blog...get ready to do the jitterbug:-) xoxo

Talin's Corner said...

What a clever and thoughtful way to gift the pajamas in a lunch box. I am sure he will love them both.

Barbara said...

A fun lunch box but those professional looking pyjamas that Grandma made. Fabulous Mary.

I am so envious of that empty road.

Anonymous said...


PEA said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!!! I'm leaving in the morning for an out of town trip and wanted to make sure I came to visit you before I leave:-)

I just love that little lunchbox you found to put the pjs in, so perfect!! Your grandson will love it.

I have no doubt that you were a wonderful caring RN in the INCU for all those years and you must have really gotten a kick out of getting that call! I imagine it would be hard to get out of retirement and get back to working though.

Have a lovely weekend and I hope you've been having the happiest of birthdays:-) xoxo

Suzy said...

How cute...he'll love those tractor pj's!!and the lunch box too.

palmtreefanatic said...

The lunch box set is so amazing! love it!
Enjoy retirement;)
have a great weekend:)

Wendy said...

Cute little lunch box, I bet he'll put is favourite toys in there to carry around.

lindsey said...

Great PJ's. That would be fun going back to work with the tiny babies wouldnt it? I do expect there have been a lot of changes but I am sure that wouldn't phase you though!

Myra said...

what a great gift for your grandson!!! a future collectors item there... 8-)