Well, yesterday went alright. I was not selected for jury, but I found the whole process very interesting. And I think I would love to serve on a jury someday when I'm not pregnant or nursing.
In reply to everyone's comments on Little E... I figured some of you probably guessed, especially those who know me in real life. We don't have E names picked out yet. Cherith's name was chosen while I was in labor, and Daryn's name was decided when he was a couple hours old. So, I'm not getting my hopes up that this baby will be named before he/she is born. Thanks for all the congratulations.
Well, the assignments from last week were:
1) Choose an inanimate object in your house (or better yet, have one of your children or your spouse choose one). Ponder the object for a few minutes, then write a paragraph describing how you reflect this object.
2) Choose a setting for your story and begin researching it to give you a good grasp of the culture and layout.
In the last two years, I have developed a fascination with Israel and the Jews, mostly in how it relates to Christ's being a Jew. So I have chosen to write a story set in Israel during the life of Christ.
I have only done some leisurely study on Israel and the traditions and beliefs of OT Jews. I have yet to really buckle down and get some serious research in. The ideal would be a trip to Israel, but since it's hard enough to fit groceries in the budget, I don't think that will happen. I know that there has got to be lots of information out there and I plan to utilize the internet and the library. And I hope to find a Jew that would be willing to expound on Jewish rituals and beliefs.
How about you? :~)