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Its been a little while since I've sat down and done one of these. When I decided I should post a new one, I realized this is like my simple way of saying the things I am grateful for, long for and am excited for... perhaps these "I Believes" are a simple version of my prayers. So, today, here is what I, Sherry, believe. Well, I believe in singing along. In war movies, Crystal Light packets and twin souls. I believe in the twinkle in his eyes and the one sided grin. Well, I believe in writing letters. In Diorshow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Today was an incredible day for Dallas sports. Yes, you read that correctly Dallas sports. In the Cotton Bowl Baylor gave Tech a run for their money. In the new Cowboys stadium Texas A&M faced off against Arkansas and just across the street in the ballpark the Rangers played with heart but failed. If you are a sports lover like I am, then perhaps you appreciated the traffic on 30 as I did. Perhaps you reveled in the fact that that in your hometown the seasons were crossing and fall was in full swing. Me, I spent my day watching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Well, I Believe
It started as a bargain with her mother. No sane single woman should ever agree to a bargain with her mother, especially a Louisiana mama looking for grandbabies. But nonetheless, on her 31st birthday Lauren agreed to the deal with her mother. She would join She would try very,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at 31 in the Three One
Today's musings will be quick. They won't be that philosophical. Its just a little something that's been on my mind today. Hats. Yes, hats. I have an enormous head, so hats are not part of my wardrobe. And I think that makes me quite sad. The only hat that I have the potential to pull off is a baseball hat. And even then it just accentates the largeness of my head. I am not kidding about the size of my head. A friend once that tried to make me feel better about it and was like, "no really, your head... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Well, I Believe
I am 33 years old. And by the world’s standards, today, I am less mature and successful than I was at 23. And I haven’t quite decided how to handle that. So I am going to leave the country. In case you’ve missed the updates, posts, pictures, or haven’t spoken to me…I’ve packed my belongings and I’ve moved back to Dallas. I am living in my sister’s spare room. I am not working but on October 16 I am going to Costa Rica to help build an orphanage. There’s a really good chance that I will try to bring a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Well, I Believe
This morning started great. I woke up before the alarm - ready to go. John came over and helped load my car onto the trailer. Which was great until I blinded him with the headlights and then I tried to open to door to get out. The door only opens a crack and hits the side of the trailer. Shit balls. This is important for two reasons. One, at 6:30 this morning if you were on Lawrence Street you saw a black lab named Tugger jump out an open car window into a man's arms. And then you saw me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Well, I Believe
One of the things that I will miss most about Houston and mostly The Planet is that I am surrounded by people that find the coolest things and share them with me. My co-worker (and friend) Neal finds a lot of them, Mensa Kevin finds me tons of things. I'll miss the spontaneity of having a lunchtime conversation and then shortly getting an email that has some cool speech, video or cartoon that reinforces whatever we just talked about. One of my favorite post lunch finds was when for some reason; Mensa Kevin broke out into gospel music in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Tonight I started to finally pack. I’ve been packing since about 5:30 pm and I have one and half boxes packed. The challenge is that I started packing my bookshelves. And as a book lover every shelf holds a treasure that I need to flip through or at least re-read the first page. Like my torn and worn copy of A Prayer for Owen Meany. I read my first of John Irving’s novels the summer before my junior year of high school. It has, since the moment that I finished it been my favorite book. I still re-read every year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Right now is an interesting time in my life. I am preparing to say goodbye, starting to pack boxes and throwing things away. I am once again filled with excitement and sadness all at the same time. I had a bittersweet surprise this weekend and all my kiddos came into town. It made me so excited to head back home. Just knowing that I am going to get to watch their little hearts grow and be close to them made me very, very happy. I keep picturing and imaging my future life… and in all my daydreams I am in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Many of my adoring public have been asking for the scoop on my decision to come on back to Dallas. I have emails and voicemails to return, so I thought I would be lazy and share it here on my blog. Frankly, I miss home. Houston has been a wonderful and rich experience. I have made friends that I know will be lifelong friends. I am not worried about a four hour stretch of highway changing those relationships. But along this journey I have learned a lot about myself. Mostly that I want passion. Not like that. Perverts. I want... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Well, I Believe
This week I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer. Don’t worry this isn’t about to get too religious or too political or even too mushy into my trials and tribulations. I’ve just been thinking about the act of praying and how it makes people uncomfortable to pray in public. I miss prayer in school. I miss football games not starting with an invocation. I miss seeing ball players take a knee and bow their heads. My personal prayer life is a little bit more like a long ongoing conversation. It’s a personal conversation with God. But I find something truly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Please allow me to wax nostalgic for just a few minutes. This weekend we had a reunion of sorts to celebrate graduating from Plano Senior High School 15 years ago. And while I have struggled quite a bit with saying 15 years - it feels good to actually be that far into adulthood. It was indeed a masterpiece of events. Looking back, I was so unsure of myself and so worried what others thought of me. Fifteen years later, it was fun to see that I think we all felt that way and we all truly liked each other back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Well, I Believe
My friend Danny was in a bad car accident a few months ago. He's had several surgeries and been confined mostly to a wheel chair. He and his wife Andi have been my #1 prayer - right after Mack Brown and Will Muschamp. Today Danny had a pretty funny experience at church. I thought I'd share with you all now, cause it made me smile and say "Only in Texas, heh!" From Danny: I sat in the handicapped seating in my wheelchair at church this morning. Randomly George W. sat right next to me. Cool. At the end of church... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Most of you that know me, also know that I am going on about 4 years of being a House worthy medical mystery. I have more crazy things happen to me in doctor’s offices and hospitals than just about anyone I know. A good friend mentioned to me to today that her favorite Big Sara story is the “Hospital Scene of 08”… so I thought I would take the long walk (2 ft) to the computer and tell you all about the “Hospital Scene of 08.” So one day at work, I feel quite weak, nauseous and very dizzy. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Well, I Believe
I received this email this morning from my loving mother, Big Sara. Mensa Kevin, it looks like there is a great "coaching opportunity" for you here... you can teach Big Sara how to post to my blog. And trust me that's something I would love to see. I'd take the under on Big Sara beating you down in 30 minutes. But I digress. For your reading pleasure is Mom's take on my recent blog posts. I thought it was pure genius and I think you'll see where I get my particular brand of crazy. I don't know how to post... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Dear Adoring Public, I've heard your outcry and many of you brought some greats points of clarity to my attention. Many more of you just sent me texts and emails using only letters. I've deleted you all from my life. I realize there are a few exceptions to my rant. These have become part of our vernacular and I accept that. What I fear most, though, is that some of the dumb ones will also become part of our vernacular and that makes me sad. Mostly, I fear that the youth of America might actually start to communicate in a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Well, I believe in using words instead of letters. Today, adoring public you are going to get a rant. This is about to be a rant worthy of Big Sara. I am not going to yell about sagging pants, the oil spill, or the economy. I am about to throw down about people that have stopped using complete WORDS in communications. I am not even going to ask you to use a complete sentence; I just want you to use a complete word. I know this will offend some of my loyal readers but that’s just the chance I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Well, I Believe
I know in my head that God has a plan for me. I just wish someone would explain it to my heart. I realize I just took some liberties with Sally Field's line from Steal Magnolias. But it’s the best way to explain how I feel right now. Maybe a blog isn’t the place to share your fears. But I am tired, and I am scared, and I feel alone. Alone surrounded by some of the best friends a girl could ask for. And so far, the cosmic void has provided me with a lot of support, encouragement and love.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Well, I Believe
I am sitting on yet another Continental flight. There is a man sitting next to me who has been able to sleep in the middle seat the entire time. First, I am terrified that he is going to awake at any moment and read the contents of my screen. Second, I am terrified that at any moment his head is going to fall to my shoulder, and frankly I am not sure the last time his hair was washed. All that is neither here nor there, the point is that I’ve had some time to sit and stew. I went... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Well, I Believe
As you might know, my adoring public... I like to start these little rants off with great quotes. This is one of my favorites: Alison Scott: I'm pregnant. Ben Stone: Fuck off! Alison Scott: What? Ben Stone: What? I am pretty sure that's not how the conversation went with my parents... but it none the less brings us to today's topic... I have the most amazing father. Today we stop celebrate dads and I suppose it would be easy to wallow a bit in self pity that I don’t get to celebrate with mine. And I might, wallow in self... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Well, I Believe
Well, adoring public.. .I did it. Tonight I went to Belly Dancing Class. They heat the room to like 150 degrees. I literally threw up. And my dancing looked a lot like this... God help me... For the Artsy bag, I will go back again. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Well, I Believe
As I so often do, I've found myself laying in bed with a billion thoughts running through my head. Please note, that apparently THOUGHTS are the only part of Sherry Woodard that like to run. And they love it, my thoughts could run that Ultra Marathon thing... you know where crazy people run like 1,250 miles or something. My crazy thoughts are Ultra Marathoners. As I lie here, I keep coming back to the same thing and since this has helped me before; I walked down the hall (ok, the hall is like 2 feet) to the computer to tell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at Well, I Believe
There has been so much talk and controversy about the conference realignments in the news right now. I have girl friends asking me to explain it to them (I will need a wipe off board and some markers) and I am obsessed with reading about it. I’ve made small statements about my feelings but I haven’t sat down and written them all out for you, my adoring public. Here, in no particular order, are my reasons for loving and hating this cluster f that is conference expansion: The possibility, however slight, that it might bring about a playoff system in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Well, I Believe
This is a public service blog. Here are some tips you might be dating a serial killer. This is not from my own personal experience. At least not that I'll admit to. He doesn't like Oreos. He's got an American Flag hunting knife in his tuxedo pants. He's got duct tape and plastic wrap in his truck. You look at his magazines and various letters have been cut from the pages. You see him on Dateline: To Catch a Predator. He's got "nephews" that aren't related to him. Your cat goes missing. He offers to install an alarm system for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Well, I Believe
I promise, I am not writing on this blog anymore but my sweet mother just called me and she was crying. She doesn't often cry. She wanted me to write something for her. She wanted me to use my blog to pay homage to someone that has been a part of her life for almost 20 years that she lost today. And I simply cannot refuse my mother, especially when there are tears involved. My mother is lovingly known to me and others as Big Sara (in reference to her big hair, big personality and tiny stature). She has taught... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Well, I Believe