Easter Sunday.....Celebration, Cooking, and Check-In
Happy Resurrection Day Everyone!
Another Sunday check-in has come around for the participants of A Round of Words in 80 Days and I can merrily confess to being ahead of schedule with my weekly goals. My usual routine is to hang out on Friday nights with two great friends at a local coffee/book shop. We let off some steam concerning our work, browse the shelves in search of a good story, indulge in cinnamon cookies, and laugh. Mostly, we laugh. (Okay, we also take a sneaky-peek at some delightful creatures that the Lord has blessed with....well....charms, let's say. Unfortunately, they are only found online. We have never seen one 'in the wild'.)
This week, our plans had to be cancelled, much to my dismay, but it allowed me to add another block of time for writing. I even plotted out the next two chapters, and I, Nadja, am not known for disciplined plotting. It was necessary, as certain story elements must happen before Drago's next match while allowing a fixed amount of time to pass between them as well. Also, I discovered that calculations were needed to accommodate the time difference between Hamburg and Philadelphia....(Five hour time difference, then add in for daylight savings due to the season...) I felt like a mathematician, meteorologist, and life coach that night! Anyway, suffice to say I made it through.
On a lighter note, I watched The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston and Yule Brenner last night. What a fantastic movie! It was certainly ahead of its time. The significance to my post is this.....Obviously, Charlton Heston was the hero, being Moses. Everyone loves Moses - especially the wily temptress Nefertiti. Unfortunately, I loved Ramses.......the horrible, cruel (may I add powerful and beautiful to behold in here too) Pharaoh. Alas! It is my lot in life. Annually, I watch and think Nefertiti a fool...which leaves me to ponder my preferences. I'd love to get some feedback from others on this topic....Which is it, ladies? (Men can choose between angelic and devilish heroines too) Moses or Ramses? Robin Hood or the Sheriff of Nottingham? Count Dracula or his hunters?