Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'd like to buy a vowel, please Posie.

A. E. I. O. U.
A mid month linky created by Posie Patchwork.
It goes a little something like this...
Awesome – something you baked/ created/ photographed/ a bargain you found
Exciting – share your news/ event/ holiday/ a gorgeous butterflies-in-tummy moment
Interesting – teach us information/ discovery/ facts/ a chance to show off your quirky side
Opportunity – embrace the unknown/ put yourself out there/ show off a new experience
Understanding – learning to appreciate/ forgive/ love/ unleash what helps you grow

i host a mid-month-link-list-party

A - awesome.
How could I go past this beauty?
The true definition of awesome for me.
As in some serious awe.
I am continuously dumbstruck by the literal miracle of life.
All those teeny, tiny organs and body parts - fully formed and functioning in miniature. Awesome.

E - exciting.
And daunting at the same time.
The baby formerly known as 'Muppet' would now like to be addressed as 'Miss Muppet', thank you very much!
There's a little lady in my belly.
What on earth does this family do with a tiny girl??? 

I - interesting.
There have been some tragic events occurring here in the West lately.
My heart goes out to the victims and their families in every instance -
but I'm also a tad disturbed by how quickly we, as a society, pounce on the police.
These officers are ordinary people who put their lives on the line each day. 
Actual husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who consistently contend with abuse, red tape, bureaucracy, media slaughter and criminals with no regard for social values.
If we supported our police force and their right to protect us, instead of taking every chance to tear them down - maybe we wouldn't have the level of violence and crime we do.
Just a thought.

O - opportunity
Hopefully, Hubby's forced change in direction (career-wise) will unearth opportunities for him.
Hopefully, in the big scheme, last week's turn of events will be one of those turning points/stepping stones/blessings in disguise type occasions for him - and our family.

U - understanding
(also stands for unfortunately)
This week I learnt that a small amount of cash means so much to some people that they will look a pregnant woman in the eye and snatch her purse from under her armpit as she helps her son into the car at the shops.

So, there's my vowels.
Show me yours?

Shar :-)


SportyMummy said...

Oh! your little miss muppet is just divine!!

....the purse snatcher....not so much.....:(

I hope you are OK.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh Shar, my heart skipped a little beat when I saw that precious first photo of your little lady... I am so happy for you hun. She IS beautiful. And your instincts were spot on... or else your ipod is just very intuitive.
I'm also so disappointed that someone would do that to you, how on earth were these people raised... or maybe herein lies the problem. I hope you're ok and weren't harmed in any way. Poor Magoo, if he's anything like Angus you were probably bombarded with a string of questions and concerns.
It seems there are issues all over the place when it comes to police and their involvement in our society (we are having it right here in our city too). I tend to agree with your view though, I don't see how we can lump the big social shortcomings solely onto them. Individuals need to be accountable for their actions. It's just common sense in my eyes.

Tara @ Mum-ments said...

*SQUEEEEL* Congratualtions my darling Im a little behind the 8 ball :( Bad blooger friend award right here ;)

I can't beleive the low lifes out there that would do something like that :(


Posie Patchwork said...

Yay, a girl, congratulations!! Oh i can't wait to find out what your name your sweet honey bee.
Your PURSE, OMG, how awful. I actually saw the same thing happen in a children's store once, a man had pick pocketed a purse from a baby bag, the lady saw him holding it, he dropped it, she thought it was his & handed it to him (yes, because we're mums, concentrating on children & pregnant bellies, NOT someone pinching our purses!!) THEN she realised a few seconds later & to look at her face, crushed. Me, well i paid for my shopping & left it at the counter, didn't realise until i got home & went to put the 4 dressing gowns i bought on my children, had to go back to the store (again with 4 children) & asked about the lady with her purse, they said they didn't get him. ARGH!!
Sparkles to you & your beautiful family this week Shar & Troy, wishing you every success. Pats to tummy, love Posie
PS thrilled you joined in!! Love you!!

Jane said...

Oh Shar, I am *so* delighted to hear about Miss Muppet! Woo hoo! Exciting times ahead. And what a lowlife that fellow was. Shame on him. J x

Bron said...

Congratulations on your little girl news....awesome picture indeed. x

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Oh wow Shar, This post is full of lots of news.
How exciting that you're filled with sugar and spice and all things nice. Having 3 girls I am brimming with advice (some good some bad). How exciting for you and your little family.
How terrible about your purse though, hope they catch the little bugger!
Take Care of yourself.

Kate Sins said...

Okay, so a little behind in my reading... So sad I missed this when you actually announced it! Yay a healthy little bebe! Gorgeous. How on earth do you prepare for a girl when you have a boy?! Hope you're feeling well xo

Kate Sins said...

Umm, the purse snatcher - mean, mean, mean. It never ceases to amaze me how entitled and desperate people must feel.