SOOO Late to the Party

I am incredibly late to Amy Lemons' linky party but am linking up, nonetheless! 
I'm taking a cue from several other bloggers and working the ABC's of Me post!

Here goes:

A- Age: This will be my 22nd year to teach. You figure it out...

B-Beach or Mountains: Beach-love a beach chair, an umbrella, and a book.

C-Chore you hate: Dishes, laundry, dusting, mopping, I could go on.

D-Dogs: Of course!

E-Essential to start your day: An alarm clock. I'd just keep right on sleeping!

F-Favorite color: I love bright blue! All shades: aqua, cobalt, etc.

G-Gold or silver: white gold or silver, not gold.

H-Height: 5'4"

I-Instruments you play: None at all! I spent my childhood in a tutu!
Wish I could play something now!

J-Job title: First grade Teacher! Hope to retire here!

K-kids: I have about 22 at school, 3 nephews I call "mine", and several friends' kiddos!

L-Live: I'm a Mississippi Girl! Love the South!!

M-My mom's name: Fran (Mama)

N- Nicknames: LaLa and Martan (long story from college)

O-Overnight hospital stay: Yes, tonsils when I was 3! You stayed overnight then.

P-Pet peeves: Read this post! Poor grammar! 

Q-Quote from a movie: "I'm just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight!"

R-Readng right now: Just started The Thirteenth Tale.

S- Siblings: One older sister-she lives nearby.

T-Television: Yes, please! Right now I'm hooked on Ryan Lochte,
I mean the Olympics!

U-Unknown Fact: I absolutely love New Orleans!  The culture, the arts, the whole feeling! Yes, it's hot as heck most of the year and oh-so crowded at times, but I love it! It helps that it's only 3 hours away!

V-Veggies you dislike: I just really like the little kid veggies-carrots, corn, etc.

W-What makes you run late: Distractions

X-X-rays you've had: Teeth, chest, wrist, and the "really fun one" at 40

Y-Yummy food you make: I make a great Chicken Bowtie Pasta. It's totally not my recipe but is completely yummy!

Z-Zoo animal: Giraffes-love them!

Happy, Happy Sunday, y'all!