It’s Homecoming tonight at GN’s high school. Sloppy Joe meat is ready to grab and go after I get off work. It looks like it should be a beautiful evening for a football game.
Tomorrow, GN and I are going to take a drive to look for Autumn color in the leaves. The cumulative effects of our summer weather and last winter, are going to make the leaf-turning season short, with not much of a splash, apparently, so we are going to see what we can see.
For the drive, we are heading to the Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf for their high school homecoming game. Because I am fluent in several languages, I like to keep using them when I get the chance. At the deaf school’s homecoming, I will get to meet and greet folks I’ve known for a long time, watch a good football game, see the fall color, and watch my granddaughter use what she knows about American Sign Language to make her way through the concession stand.
Each year we go, she learns a few more signs. The very first time I took GN, I handed her some money and she bounced off the bleachers. Soon she came running back and asked, “Gram! How do you sign, ‘How much does that cost?’ I smiled, taught her, then she bounced back down the bleachers and came back with her slice of pizza. The people I meet and greet know GN and most of them knew her mother too. The part I love about learning other languages it that I can participate culturally too.
Following the homecoming game at the deaf school, I have to make the drive back home and get GN to our church fall festival. She has signed up to volunteer a couple of shifts this weekend. She is an excellent face painter, is good with the little kids, but I think she signed up to help with the hair booth.
Then . . . Sunday comes and the Minnesota Vikings play the Indianapolis Colts in Indy. Might be enough time for me to sit and knit on some mittens I started. I may change my mind and make gloves just to see what the variegated yarn does to the fingers. I think that might be kind of fun! (CfP: the color of the yarn is called ‘Hiking.’ Thought of you.)
Let’s see . . . chores during the commercials, laundry running in the background, I might get everything done and ready for the work week.