The A through Z of Me

School started up and it seems like forever since I’ve posted.  To get me back into it and for a bit of fun, I’m joining in with Lisa from Sewing the Seeds of Change and Sue from Living the Good Life and an A-Z of me.

Holly A-Z
A = Age –  49 9/12
B = Bed size – King
C = Chore that you hate – cleaning cat boxes (NASTY)
D = Dogs –  ‘Nadia’s Mishka’ the big Maremma and ‘Bentley’s Blizzard’ the small Maremma.
E = Essential start to you day – National Public Radio on the way to school
F = Favourite colour –  I love green, any shade (except maybe teal – yuck)
G = Gold or silver – white gold.
H = Height –  5’4 1/2″ and shrinking
I =- Instruments you play –  a little flute, a little piano, a little iPod, some Guitar Hero
J = Job title – High School Teacher-Librarian with certificates in Biology, Integrated Science, Mathematics and Media Specialist
K = Kids – 2 boys
L = Live; The Hamlet of Beavercreek – near Oregon City, Oregon, United States
M = Mother’s name – Joy, sadly no longer with us.
N = Nickname – none really, who needs to shorten Holly
O = Overnight hospital stays – Just the babies.  One was 5 weeks early and the other was 8 weeks early
P = Pet peeves – People that move into an area, like near an airport, and then complain that it’s too loud and try to shut down the runway.
Q = Quotes from a film – “Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. [. . . ] You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!”
R = Right or Left hand; Right
S =Siblings – 2 half-Sisters that aren’t related to one another
T = Tattoos – two;  one turtle with recycling arrows on the shell and another set of two turtles with my boys initials as the shells
U = Umbrellas – You’ve got to have them in Oregon, but the trick is we natives never actually use them.
V = Vegetable I hate – Brussel Sprouts – the small bad and they taste bad.
W = What makes you run late – Almost nothing – I’m obsessively “on-time”
X = Xrays you’ve had – chest, back, hip, shoulder, wrist and then a couple of MRI’s on my brain and sinuses (for migraines)
Y = Yummy food that you make – fig and orange preserves (a couple of teachers at school call it “fig crack” and great blueberry scones.
Z = Zoo animals – I really think they’re horrible….I heard the argument that we don’t appreciate and value what we don’t experience first hand……but it seems like a lame excuse to make something live in a box/cage for it’s whole life.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little about me. Go on, join in I dare you.