Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tell Me More

Hi all!

I am joining in on the fun!  Mrs. Lemons over at Step Into Second Grade is hosting a linky party titled:

I decided I like the way Hadar (a fellow kindergarten teacher) presented her "extra" info, so I hope she doesn't mind, but I am going to alphabetize too.  

Here goes:

A- Ann 

Ann is actually my middle name.  Most of my friends have called me this since second grade.  My real name is Gay Ann. Add Greene to the end and that is me.... Gay Ann Greene.  Say it three times fast and see what you get.  It's pretty funny!

B- Beach

I love EVERYTHING about the beach!  My home is decorated with beach decor and so is my classroom.  THANK GOODNESS we live at the beach or I would be vacationing a lot!  Oh!  And when I do vacation....I prefer to go to the beach.  Here is a pic of the beach, of course!

C- Coffee

I LOVE COFFEE!  I think that is an understatement!  I get it from my Grandma Underwood.  She drank a pot a day and she lived until she was 95 years old.  Figure that one out?

D- Derek

That is my husband.  He was my best friend in high school and we married when we were 20.  We will be celebrating our 22 wedding anniversary this year!  He is my ROCK!

E- Education

My bachelors degree is in Early Childhood Education and my masters degree is in Reading.  I think that makes a great combination!  

F- Friends

I think Friends was the best TV sitcom EVER!  I wish they would come back and make a sitcom titled OLDER FRIENDS.  I would probably watch it if it had the same cast.  I think I will send NBC that recommendation.  I am sure there are others of you out there who would agree with me.  If so, we should start a petition!

G- Giving

My friends have always said that I am a very giving person.  That I always want everyone else to be happy and often forget about myself.  I get that from my dad!  He was and still is the most giving man.  He runs an assisted living facility in his home in Illinois.  He has always been my hero!

H- Home

My husband and I have lived in the same home for almost 20 years.  We bought it fresh out of college as a fixer upper.  We have fixed it up alright!  We have redone every room but one, the Great Room.  It was the room that we fell in love already had hardwood floors, cedar wood planked walls, high ceilings, and a fireplace.  It still is my favorite room in the house.

I- Ice Cream

My favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla.  I know!  I am very plain!  But I like to add the flavors to the top like hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry!  Oh and don't forget the rainbow sprinkles. YUMMY!  I think I see a visit to Dairy Queen later.

J- Jeans

If only I could, I would wear jeans EVERYDAY!  I don't understand why jeans cannot be part of professional attire.  Jeans can really be classy looking if you doll them up a bit.

K- Kids

The hubby and I have two wonderful kids!  Alan (12), our boy, is so talented and handsome just like his daddy.  He has taken piano lesson since he was four and still makes me cry when he plays.  Abby (7), our girl, is beautiful and talented as well.  She loves to sing and dance.  She takes piano lessons as well and is becoming quite the pianist too!  We finish our family out with our furry kid:  Jo Jo.  We rescued her from the humane society about a year ago.  I am not a dog lover...but she was scheduled to meet her dooms day (I had an insider friend), and I just couldn't let that happen.  So now, I am a single dog lover!  She has brought me around, but I still don't like the hair or the smell (The poor thing get's bathed once a week, sometimes twice.).  Here's a pic of the fam:

L- Laugh

I love to laugh!  Do you know any good jokes?  If so, please share.  

M- Movies

My favorite movie of all time is Pride and Prejudice.

N- Neat

I am a "Neat Freak," otherwise known as OCD.  I just like things to be clean and orderly.  And yes, the pillows must be arranged correctly on my couch or I WILL stop and fix them.  It's only takes a few seconds to do this.  It doesn't bother me, if it doesn't bother you!

O- Osceola

That is the name of the elementary school that I have taught at for the past 15 years.  I call it "My home away from home!"  and everyone there is part of my "extended family."  It is a great community school of about 500 students located one block from the beach.  I bet you are JEALOUS! On quiet days, we can hear the roll of the surf.  

P- Photography 

Next to teaching, this is my second love!  I have gone through many SLR, DSLR, and point and shoot  cameras over the years.  I keep all my older oneS on a shelf in my scrapbook room.  Some still work, many don't!  I truly believe that I wear them out with all my picture snapping.  Quite a few years back, my hubby had to buy me an external hard drive to store all my photos.  It was a T bite.  Just recently, we had to buy a second one.  Yes, the first one is full.  Oh my!  Here is one of my recent pics from a photo shoot that I was doing.  No, I wasn't doing a photo shoot with a bee family.  I just happened to notice a swarm of bees attacking some flowers near by and my adult ADD took hold of me.

Q- Quiet

When I was a little girl, I was extremely QUIET and shy.  I really don't know what happened.  That's all I have to say about that! 

R- Reading

I love to read!  And yes, I have read the Shades of Grey Trilogy.  All I can say OMG and I am anticipating the movie.  It might knock Pride and Prejudice off of the #1 spot of my all time favorite movie list.

S- Scrapbooking

I am an avid scrapbooker.  I have been doing this hobby since 1993.  I realized a few years ago that I had to go mostly digital when I discovered that I had scrapbooked so many pictures, my albums filled an entire closet of my house (and it's not a small closet either).  On a side note, I love my scrapbook room.  It is my second favorite room in my house.

T- Travel

I love to Travel!  My hubby and I did a lot of traveling prior to kids and still do with our littles.  We usually take 3-4 major trips a year, two of those with our kiddos and one or two without.  Our trips with the kids are ones that they enjoy...I don't believe they would find the hubby and my vacation spots as interesting.  We go to places where we can sit, relax, sip on an exotic drink, while we soak up nature's beauty.

U- Underwear

Nothing fancy here...Jockey brand, white or cream, bikini style, preferably all cotton.

V- Vacation

I just love summer break!  Don't you?  It is a great time to take my kids on several "mini" vacations.  As a matter of fact, the kids and I are going on one next week.  We are going camping.  The MR can't go due to the nature of his business.  He runs a rental stand on Daytona Beach.  The summer is a busy time for him, so no vacation for him!  I know!  It sounds like a rough have to go work at the beach everyday.  Poor thing!  (I hope you can hear the sarcasm in my voice...because I sure can in my head!)

W- Walt Disney World

We go there A LOT!  We only live about an hour away and we have season passes.  Even though we go all the time, amazingly, the Magic never goes away!  How does Disney do it?  


I HATE to fly!  It is pretty bad!  All I can say, is thank you to the makers of this wonderful drug.  It helps me to even consider getting on a plane.


My favorite thing to eat is salad!  You know...the healthy green stuff.  When I go into a restaurant and they hand me the menu, I first go to the salad section to see if they have any interesting ones that I must try.  I know I'm weird!

Z- Zimmerman

That was my maiden name.  I always hated being the last one for everything when the teacher alphabetized.  Therefore, If I have to alphabetize my kinders, I use their first names.  However, I always feel sorry for the child named Zach or Zoe.  Hey!  Maybe that is why I named my children Alan and Abigail.  Hee!  Hee!

Well, that's it!  That is the ABC's of me.  I hope I didn't bore you. 

Go link up and tell us more about you!

Happy Blogging!


  1. I love Friends too! I would totally watch the Older Friends. I'll sign your petition!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

    1. Awesome! Let's see if we can get more on board.

      :) Ann

  2. Great ABCs! I am a new follower! I should pick your brain about what kind of camera I should buy...and I need lessons too for sure! I want a decent zoom, a BIG viewing screen on the back...maybe be able to change lenses? Nothing extremely complicated but pictures are nice! Are those options? =)