About Sherri

 

I have been a gypsy, a lover, a mother, a daughter… a granny, a friend, and a peace-keeper. Some call me their own personal Forrest Gump. I have traveled to many places; I have worked in many jobs… I have studied many subjects…

As a result, I know many things about many things, but not everything about anything.

I am so very glad you are here to experience this mess! Sit back, kick off your shoes and stay a while…don’t forget your coffee (or adult sparkling beverage if needed)…

My name is Sherri, and most people call me Sherri. (Although there are some who may or may not have other names for me) I’ve recently celebrated the 27th anniversary of my 21st birthday next month and that is something I’m finding hard to reconcile in my 14 year old mind.

I hail from the big ol’ state of Texas, where the mosquitoes are the size of sparrows and the heat is the equivalent of being dipped in a boiling vat of water. (think excessive humidity with that flippin’ heat)

I have had MANY life changes in the past few years – the first two are the most important.

1) I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in September of ’10

2) I was married to my best friend

3) We moved more than 300 miles away from all my friends & family

4) I have a new job that is big and maybe a bit intimidating

My ol’ man is a high school football coach, which is a very time-consuming thing. For those of you who know anything about high school football in Texas, you know what I mean. The games around here are huge… the stadium will be packed with at least 8,000 folks, sweat glistening on their skin under the Friday night lights. It’s really quite something. I am learning to be the consummate coach’s wife.

More about Sherri

On the advice of my super, most incredible neurologist, I have taken up the pencil (pen, brush, nib) in an attempt to gain better use of my hands. I suffer from tremors & cramping (memory loss, walking challenges sometimes, and a plethora of other things). I must admit that I see a change for the better with my hands & eye-hand coordination. Okay, enough of the depressing stuff.

These artistic endeavors are something new to me. While I’ve been doing photography (sometimes professionally) and journalistic type writing since I was 15, I am a virgin to sketching & painting & all that involves. I’m not very good… yet. I have great aspirations to be acceptable at it.

And even more about Sherri….

I have so many thoughts rolling around up in the noggin, sort of all disconnected and discombuberated…. I have  a sometimes twisted and dark sense of humor, finding this a much better way to deal with the junk that the Universe throws my way. I spend my days reading, writing, drawing, and taking a few photos here & there. Not what I expected to end up filling my days with… A new journey!

We spend a great deal of time making fun of me…. we laugh at me…we cry over me too…but mostly we laugh. I am entertaining…I am a site… each day is  an adventure that gives us something new to work through -and that’s true of everyone, cripple or not!

And just in case you haven’t read enough about Sherri….

These are my hats.

There are too many hats.

But I sure love my hats. Mostly.

  • Wife – enhanced by the Coach’s Wife caveat
  • Mother – the most fabulous mother
  • Granny – deeply loved and sought after
  • Computer geek – troubleshooter, fixer, installer, master cusser
  • Emergency Manager – the real job… disaster mitigation, planning, response, recovery
  • Dog Mom – of a most rotten dog who is completely obsessed with her momma
  • Grocery Shopper – I’d give this one up if we could figure out a way to go without food
  • Launderer – I hate this one most of all… despise it… can’t stand it!
  • Dishwasher (part-time) – MS allowing, I do my best to keep up with this one but depend a great   deal on Coach to help me out
  • Cook (part-time) – except breakfast which is Coach’s gig… I do lunch & dinner (unless breakfast is for dinner)
  • Yard girl (part-time) – I plant things, I water things… Coach mows and chops things, and spreads a bit of fertilizer from time to time
  • Runner of errands – most especially during football and baseball seasons… fixing to add wrestling season… okay, so runner of errands about 11 1/2 months out of the year
  • MS survivor wanna-be
  • Keeper of the schedules – I’m a calendar girl… not to be confused with a pin-up girl (see the last entry)… I have a calendar that is synched up on every device known to man… and I keep lists, journals, task and to-do books…
  • CFO (I fail at this one from time to time) – I do my best… I really do… I promise! But when the beast wakes up and makes fog in my noggin, I have been known to forget to pay this or that bill… and we end up doubling up on payments making it nearly impossible to ever get fully in the black… and don’t even mention a savings account… ugh! I need to be fired from this position… repossess my hat please!
  • Graphic Designer – brochures, flyers, headers, and etc… it’s loads of fun
  • Spreadsheet Maker – need some data organized?
  • Database Creator – one for work, one for football, and I’m sure there will be more in my future
  • And last but not least
  • Resident Fat Girl Slug

So there you go…. I’m a woman with hats. And each hat fits me well, for the most part anyway. Some hats I got on my own… others were given to me.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure:

 

 This policy is valid from 19 August 2010 and shall continue indefinitely until one of the following happens:

 

~  I decide to stop writing.

~  The earth ceases to exit.

~  The MS beast prevents me from continuing.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact  sherri@sherristakes.com

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog does not receive compensation for posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products (otherwise what’s the point of having a blog i ask you). The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the author’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

 

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest (certainly not!).

 

 

 

 

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  11 Responses to “About Sherri”

  1. Love you “about” page. Love your sense of humor. Keep it up. 🙂

  2. All four of my kids can do that with their tongues but I can’t. They can because their father could and it is hereditary. 🙂

  3. Hey Sherri!
    It feels like I’ve been here before (“How could anyone forget?”, you say!–grin!). Glad you are here–and I’m going to peruse–no, that was not meant to be a ;bad; word–one of your blog addresses now.

    Oh, before I go away, you wrote something about “conflict of interest”. I’m happy you don’t have that also–whatever it is. Guess it is like watching several TV shows at one time?

    I try to stay out of conflicts anymore. First, I’m too old to fight! Second, if I do fight, I lose. LOSER! That’s what they should call me!

    Well, be a good Peep (means People in my language…) and be nice to Coach. I don’t yet know who that is, have to guess it’s loving husband, who puts up with all your laughing, joking, funny-finding everywhere, and such other nonsense. I put my tiny little face in one of those tiny little boxes in your sidebar. Thanks for your visit to my place, or I would not have found YOUR place. OK?
    PEACE!

    As you can note…I am a man of few words! Sorry about that–grin!

  4. Sherrie,
    It’s nice to see you’re blog! You are a fun person, with a very enjoyable blog! You have visited me on MSrelief.com but when I put in that website above it posts my logo~ which is blue and I have got to take some time to make Orange~ After all, its all about MS!!!

    I look forward to getting to know you more! After all, we’re online ALL THE TIME together!
    Linda

  5. Nice to “meet” you Sherri. I’m glad you guys laugh at your MS, I’m the same way, not the MS thing, but I prefer laughing and poking fun as opposed to sympathy. You seem to have such strong character, I am enjoying reading your posts. 🙂

    • i found that when i gave into the dread and gloom i felt so much worse about things… making fun of me and laughing with the stupid stuff this disease does, well it’s helped me be able to cope a bit better and maintain my sanity ha ! and naturally, that is my ultimate goal these days… keep as many marbles as i can and of course polish them up from time to time

  6. Your football files have been extremely useful. For some reason they are all down now. Can you drop me an email when they become available again?
    Thanks Jeff at jacapitalinvestments@yahoo.com

    • Hi Jeff,

      I’m glad the files are useful! I wondered if anyone would want them….

      They are restored after a bit of maintenance….

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Sherri,
    Is this your new blog site? I was having trouble finding you. I’m glad I did. How you doing? How was the blog move?
    ~ Mona
    Here from Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. I’m now following.
    Have a great week!

    ~Mona : )
    http://moremilestones.blogspot.com
    moremilestones (at) yahoo.com

    • hi mona!
      this is it… the new site… i’m glad you found me! i’m doing alright… hot and icky but otherwise hanging in there!

      the blog move… ugh! had it not been for jan over at kmilyun. com i would have been completely lost…. or it would have taken me a very long time to do this on my own lol i’m glad i made the move though… not a single problem like i was having over at blogger….

      i think the one thing that has saddened me is losing followers 🙁 i’m hoping they will come back… i redirected my other page over here but i don’t know that it always works..and the feed from the old site doesn’t work so those relying on the feed won’t know about new posts… anyhow

      how are things with you?

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