creative · faithful

Knit for Good

Fr. Publius’ homily at mass this Sunday was about Charity. That’s Charity with a capital “C”.  Why?  Because as God’s children, we are called to be charitable, giving our time, talent and treasure to all of His creation. 
The message couldn’t have been more timely!  I’m participating in Snickerdoodle‘s Knit-a-Long, and donating my work to the Knit for Good program.

Consider this:
Nearly 4 million babies die each year in their first month of life – half within their first 24 hours -mostly from preventable or treatable causes. But by giving mothers and caregivers a package of simple tools, including guidance on healthy newborn care practices, the majority of these deaths could be prevented. Items crucial to saving more babies’ lives include:

• antibiotics to treat infection
• immunizations against tetanus
• skilled birth attendants at every birth
• counseling on breastfeeding
• information on basic newborn care such as keeping the cord clean and keeping the baby warm

And this:

Baby caps are a simple and effective tool that can keep babies warm and ultimately contribute to reducing newborn deaths in the developing world.

Don’t know how to knit, but still want to play, too?  You are IN LUCK!  Stephanie has posted beginner knitting tutorials at Snickerdoodle!  These tutorials are comprehensive, with videos to show you exactly how and step by step instructions that will have you knitting baby caps in no time at all. So. Answering God’s call to charity,  I’m knitting baby caps!  Want to play along?  Click on the Knit for Good button at the top right.  It will take you to Snickerdoodle’s website where you can get all the info you need to get started, including a link back to Knit for Good. Don’t Wait!  Caps need to be delivered by the end of February.

EMail Anglea Pea

fun · healthy

Exercise Efforts for Today – the Turkey Bowl!

  Today was the TNP Annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Championship.  The winners get to brag for a year and walk away from the field with muddy shoes.

Nothing like football in the mud for team building.

TNP Cheerleaders

Halftime Interview with Buff Chad
If you zoom in, I am on the far right hand side of the picture, behind the girls in front who are wearing jeans.  I have on a white tee shirt (duh) and dark sunglasses.
Look!  I’m on the left hand side of the shot, turning my head and running the play just the way the guys told me!
Don’t I look all officially football-like?

The Referee got thrown into the mud hole as part of The Fun Team’s Victory Celebration.
I’m helping her to plan some sort of revenge.  Updates will be posted.

TNP Turkey Bowl 2010

EMail Anglea Pea

fun · healthy

Turkey Bowl = Mudfest!

I just walked down the back stairway to survey and got stopped in my tracks.  Shock, Chickies, pure, unadulterated shock. 
Ft. Worth’s finest have been coerced by Team Fun to instigate a MUDBOWL!   Our football field is now a PUDDLE!!
I’ll be back later…with more pictures


EMail Anglea Pea