Mama Diaries

Monday, January 28, 2013

Please Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself


 This is totally last minute.  I was just perusing the blogosphere, when I saw this neat little blog hop going on.  One of the hosts is Stephen Tremp.  If you want to participate, go see him and sign up.

So, for those of you who don't know me, let me introduce myself with this official bio from my webpage:

Official Bio


Sherry Ellis is a freelance writer and children's author.  Her book, That Mama is a Grouch, was honored as a finalist in the Parenting/Family category of the 2010 USA Book News Awards and as a finalist in the Parenting/General category of the 2011 International Book Awards. It was also awarded first place in the Parenting category of the 2011 Pinnacle Book Awards.

Sherry is also a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany, and was a semi-finalist in the 2004 International Viola Competition held in Paris, France.

Sherry is a lifetime member of Cambridge Who's Who and was honored as a 2010 VIP of the year. In 2012, she was honored as a Woman of the Year by the American Biographical Institute for her contributions in the field of music education.



Blah, blah, blah.  Now for the interesting stuff:  I'm a mom, of course.  I have two lovely kids and 26 pets.  (Don't ask!)  I like SCUBA diving (I was a PADI Scuba instructor in my past life AKA before kids),   I enjoy hiking, biking, travelling, gardening, writing, and playing and teaching my instruments.  I used to do arts and crafty things, too, like scrapbooking and crossstitching, but honestly, I just don't have time to do that stuff anymore.

What about you?  Who are you, and what do you like?

56 comments:

  1. omgosh sherry--how blessed you are----you have so many talents and interests!---hmmm, i am a mom of eight and grandmother to seven---i love music drama and writing---and sometimes reading and cooking---oh and of course i am a wife :)

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    1. I bet your house can get pretty crazy when all the grandkids are over!

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  2. 26 PETS??? Inquiring minds NEED to know. I have 6, if you count the turtle. :-) Nice to meet you!

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    1. Most of them are fish. I also have a dog, cat, bird, frog, three hermit crabs, and a pet tree named, Evylyn.

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  3. I need to know about all the pets, too. :)

    Nice to re-meet you!

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  4. Hi Sherry!

    Nice to meet you! I've always wanted to SCUBA dive, just for the experience. Seems like it might be fun!

    <3

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  5. I still love scrapbooking, but never have time for it anymore (boo-hoo). SCUBA is something I'd love to try. I think I'll add it to my bucket list.

    26 pets??? I have to ask what are they and how do you find time to keep them all fed?

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    1. I'm constantly feeding creatures at my pad!

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  6. Nice to meet you, Sherry :) I've always wanted to try SCUBA diving...maybe someday :)

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    1. It's a lot of fun. You should definitely try it!

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  7. I used to quilt but never get around to it either. We have three cats and a tank full of fish and that's more than I want. Kudos to you for all your pets.

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    1. All those pets can get a little overwhelming! Fortunately, most are contained and not running all over the house!

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  8. Nice to meet you Sherry. I really want to learn how to scuba dive, but am scared to death after my brother almost died diving in hawaii. He still dives, though.

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    1. I'd say that would make you a little cautious! It's a lot of fun, though. Which is probably why your brother is still doing it.

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  9. Lots of interests you have. Don't you wish we could live in two different dimensions sometimes? Then we might be able to actually do all the things we like! But maybe there'd just be more things we'd like to do in that second dimension. :)

    Anyway, it's good to learn a bit more about you. You've got to tell about the 26 pets though. Let's see...an ant farm would give you even more pets. A farm?

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    1. It's all the fish! And they keep having babies!

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  10. 26 pets! I have a hard enough time with 2 bossing me around. :)

    Nice to meet you!
    Susie
    http://susreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/allow-me-to-reintroduce-myself-blogfest.html

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    1. Fortunately, most are contained, so I don't have to worry about them bossing me around!

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  11. What do I like? I like having wonderful followers like you Sherry.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Aw, that's so nice! Thanks, Yvonne. I like having wonderful followers like you, too!

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  12. Nice to meet you, Sherry! Love the title of your book. Made me laugh. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. That pretty much summed up my personality for the first five years of my kids' lives! LOL!

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  13. I love arts and crafts. My latest fascination is with mosaics... maybe I'll get round to signing up for lessons one of these days...
    26 pets? I don't know how you manage! I can just about handle one pet...

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    1. I'm interested in mosaics, too. I think they're really pretty. If I ever retire (which I probably won't), I'll have to learn how to make them.

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  14. I'm guessing most of the pets are fish. I was so interested in your bio. I admire your talents! Writing and music - how wonderful. Good for you.

    What do I like? My #1 love is traveling. My heart feels free, excited and happiest when hubby and I are driving to new places. We love nature and have been moved by this beautiful world God gave us. Our favorites have been Jasper National Park, Monument Valley and the surrounding area and the Pacific Northwest.

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    1. Those are great places! It's such a big, beautiful world to see!

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  15. You have terrific talents, but I am looking forward to an upcoming post on all those pets!

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    1. Never a dull moment with all the creatures in my house!

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  16. Because you told me not to. 26 Pets???

    It's great to meet you! :)

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    1. Hee hee! Most are fish, but I also have a dog, cat, bird, frog, three hermit crabs, and a pet tree named, Evelyn.

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  17. LOL - what are the odds we'd do our blogfest entry the same way? Congrats on the success of your book.

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  18. Nice to re-meet you, Sherry! Congrats on the success of your book! Now I should read it ;)

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  19. I mentioned on another blog today that there seems to be a connection between music and writing- I've noticed there are many writers who also play/appreciate music. I can play the piano and I've always loved violin music. I hope that you can post a clip of your music on your blog someday.

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    1. It must be the creativity of an artist. If you'd like to listen to my music, you can find a video tab on the right and click on that. I have a few videos of my music.

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  20. We found out about this somewhat last minute, too. It looks like you have an interesting life! And your pic doesn't make you look like a grouch at all. ;)
    erica

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    1. Ha! Thanks. Believe me, I can be a grouch! :)

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  21. Thanks for participating (and checking out my little blog...). Very interesting stuff you've got going on there, children's author, scuba diving. I take it you don't like just sitting around. Take care and happy blogging!

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    1. I definitely don't like sitting around! Way too boring!

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  22. You have a very busy and interesting life. 26 pets? Wow!

    ANd thanks for participating in the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest!

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  23. Maybe as the kids get older you'll have more time for crafty stuff :)

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    1. Maybe. I'll probably just end up writing more books and learning new music!

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  24. I don't know if I mentioned it to you already but I salute you for being a scuba diving instructor. Being underwater is my biggest biggest fear. I panic when I'm in deep waters not to mention when I don't see the bottom anymore and it's all dark. Have a great day :)

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    1. Have you ever tried snorkeling? You can see some pretty amazing stuff in shallow water, and the visibility is great.

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  25. Hi Sherry! As an animal lover I have to ask about the 26 pets! LOL I can hardly manage my two. So glad to meet you through this fest! :)

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    1. Most are fish (they all have names). The others are a dog, cat, bird, frog, three hermit crabs, and a tree named, Evelyn.

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  26. Wow, and I can't even find the time to write. I thought I had a lot of pets, but 5 doesn't seem all that much now!

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    1. Most are fish, which are nicely contained.

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  27. exactly! very nice professional bio! i need to beef mine up!
    and i used to cross stitch, so many things i wish i had time for...ah well =)

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    1. I think it would be nice if we could clone ourselves. We'd be able to do so much more!

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  28. What a great bio you have there. Nice to meet you through this blogfest! :)

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