Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Will I Never Learn??

Why, why, WHY do I continue to do this? Here I sit with a fuzzy headache and dry, sore eyes I can barely keep open. How did this happen? Well, don't blame me, blame Lisa Samson, author of Tiger Lillie. After I finished reading another yummy book by Ms. Samson, Quaker Summer, I immediately went to the library to search for the next tasty morsel. I walked, (ok, skipped) away with Tiger Lillie. It sat on my bedside table for a week until I finished Ann Tatlock's I'll Watch the Moon. Yesterday afternoon, during an unusually quiet 45 minutes, I started Tiger Lillie. I closed the book at about....ohhhh...1:30...maybe 2 ish? Sounds about right. That's 2 AM folks. Yeah, I'm an idiot. I did put it down a few times to eat dinner and put the kids to bed, but I promise you I didn't close the book until 2 AM. And let me tell ya, it wasn't easy. I REALLY wanted to finish it last night. And since tornadoes had ripped through Tennessee earlier in the evening and were in our forecast, I had a valid reason for burning the midnight oil, right? I had to keep watch! Well, I'm happy to report that any nasty weather missed us. But, despite my efforts, I only got 3/4 of the way through the book. I'm getting weak in my almost middle age. I that middle age? In any case, one day I'd like to grow up and write as well as Lisa Samson. But then would I ever sleep? Would I feel compelled to stay up all night writing? Probably not, I'm way too lazy. Anyway, ladies, read Tiger Lillie. It's about sisters, friendship, loving God and letting go. At least, I think it is. I'm not finished yet, so maybe everything turns around in the next few chapters!Maybe it's about not letting go! Man, I knew I should've finshed it last night. Gotta go.


Elysa said...

Oooh....our library system has TIGER LILLIE?!?!? I requested that they purchase it eons ago and had just about given up hope. I'm going right now to request it so as soon as you're finished, return that baby to the library, okay?;)

Love you and LOVE that you love good books!!!!!!!!!

BTW, you gotta come over and pick out your Swazi goody when you get the chance. I bought a bunch of stuff and you can pick what you like the best.

Wyatt Roberts said...
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Rhonda Jeanne said...

Awwwwe! Thank you Honey! SMOOCH!

Wyatt Roberts said...


Uh...aren't you supposed to be a "friend" of Lisa Samson's?

Why don't you help her out a little and buy her book? For crying out loud, the woman spent several months of her life writing the thing (and probably thinking of you the whole time "Oh, I bet Elysa will be so proud of me!"), and you want to get it from the LIBRARY???? Excuse me?

That is true friendship.

Rhonda Jeanne said...

oy vey.

Elysa said...


You are right as always. If I was a true friend I'd buy every single book plus extra copies to give my friends. Alas, my husband would then not find it very satisfactory when he saw all those charges to So...since I have to live with him, I stay cheap and visit the library. And to be a pseudo true friend, I do everything I can to talk OTHER people into buying the books. ;)