Sharon is a maker extraordinaire. She knits, she sews, she both plays and sings beautiful music. Most importantly, she’s the calmest Penelope I know and she balances out all of our over-charged Type A energy. For that, we are forever grateful.
9 things hardly anyone knows about Sharon
I have lots of interests: singing, knitting, playing fiddle. But there’s a downfall to this, It’s not possible for me to focus on any one thing long enough to achieve my full potential. I’m OK with that. Mostly.
I was president of my high school Thespian club, and played the lead in Arsenic & Old Lace and Blythe Spirit.
I played first violin in the Monterey County Junior Symphony Orchestra. Soon after that I put it away for 28 years.
I studied Biology in college, but only worked in the field for 3 years.
I play way too much Solitaire on my phone. Way. too. much.
I’m a food addict. When I came home from college, I asked my mother if we could open the Cokes hidden away in the cupboard. She looked at me, and said, “I’ve had those down there for a month, and neither one of your brothers have found them. You’re here for 5 minutes, and you know where all the treats are.”
Soon after we met, my then-boyfriend had me come with him to jujitsu camp before he would consider asking me to marry him. I must have passed the test, we’ve been married now for 11 years.
Someone asked me once, “Is there anything you CAN’T do?” I replied, “Only things I haven’t learned to do yet.” I still feel that way, but…see item number one.
My MOH was a man, and the week before my wedding he shaved his head! Not my favorite look for him. I managed to look at it with humor instead of getting upset, though! One of the blessings of a second marriage is the ability to see what’s NOT that important.