about Plumb

What did you study in college? Where?

I DIDN’T GO TO COLLEGE.

*I WAS PLANNING TO GO TO POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TO BE A NURSE BUT WAS REALLY JUST FOLLOWING A BOY, MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART, AND FELT CONVICTED ABOUT THAT…SO DECIDED TO STAY CLOSER TO HOME TIL I HAD MORE DIRECTION SO I SIGNED UP TO GO TO WEST GEORGIA COLLEGE BUT BEFORE I COULD WALK ON CAMPUS I WAS OFFERED TO CHANCE TO WORK FOR A GREAT COMPANY BY WAY OF MY MOM’S FRIEND AND SO I DECIDED TO WORK A YEAR AND IN THAT YEAR WAS OFFERED AN CHANCE TO SINCE BACKUP FOR SOME ARTISTS THAT I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD SING FOR AND NEVER LOOKED BACK…A LABEL EVENTUALLY CALLED ME ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE I TURNED 21 AND THE REST IS HISTORY.

 

Size of your family (siblings, spouse/kids)?

MARRIED ALMOST 18 YEARS TO MY HUSBAND JEREMY, WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN…2 BOYS, 1 GIRL…SOLOMON (13), OLIVER (11.5) AND CLEMENTINE (TURNING 10 THIS SUMMER)

 

Dogs or Cats?

DOGS. DOGS. DOGS. CAT HATER. SORRY.

 

What are your 3 favorite things to watch on Netflix?

I AM A STRANGER THINGS JUNKIE BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT.

 

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?

I LOVE MOVIES. LOVE THEM! THE NEW FILM ABOUT FRED ROGERS THAT JUST CAME OUT…”WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR” IS SO INSPIRING TO ME. KINDNESS AND LOVE. WHAT ELSE IS THERE? YOU KNOW? REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW TIM BURTON MOVIE THAT COMES OUT IN 2019…I’M HIS BIGGEST FAN. SO ANY TIM BURTON MOVIE ALWAYS INSPIRES ME.

 

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?

THAT’S A HARD ONE. OKAY…SO THE 1ST THREE THAT I CAN LISTEN TO ANY DAY OF THE WEEK ANY TIME OF DAY NO MATTER WHAT IS PROBABLY U2’S JOSHUA TREE (OF COURSE). PATTY GRIFFIN’S FLAMING RED AND POE’S HAUNTED

 

What do you listen to in the car?

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. MY KIDS PLAY DJ A LOT WHICH IS GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE THEY LOVE MUSIC AND ARE ALWAYS INTRODUCING ME TO NEW MUSIC ALL THE TIME. WE ALSOLISTEN TO CHRISTIAN RADIO NOT JUST TO MAYBE HEAR ME HA BUT BECAUSE IT REALLY DOES ENCOURAGE US AND HAS MEANT A LOT TO ME FOR REASONS MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT. WHEN WE ARE IN MY HUSBAND’S TRUCK HE ONLY LETS US LISTEN TO COUNTRY…HA…BUT WHEN I AM ALL ALONE I LIKE TO LISTEN TO WORSHIP MUSIC LIKE KIM WALKER SMITH OR SOMETHING BY HANS ZIMMER AND JUST GET LOST IN THE ORCHESTRAL EMOTION.  IT KILLS ME. I LOVE IT.

 

What was your first concert?

DEGARMO AND KEY

 

Which character from The Office or Parks & Recreation do you most identify with?

DON’T HATE BUT I’VE NEVER WATCHED A FULL EPISODE. I KNOW!!!!!

 

Favorite sitcom?  

DON’T HAVE ONE. DON’T WATCH THEM.

 

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?

MY OWN. HA. I JUST FINISHED WRITING AND RELEASING A BOOK SO I HAD TO READ IT AGAIN AFTER THE FIRST PRESSING SO CATCH ANY ERRORS WE MAY HAVE MISSED…ITS CALLED FIGHT FOR HER, EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO FIGHT HER. BUT AM EXCITED TO READ A NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT I JUST GOT FROM AMAZON. ONE THAT I ALREADY READ PRETTY QUICKLY WAS “HOW TO TAKE TEA” ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF TEA AND TEA TIME ETC BECAUSE I’M A TEA GIRL AND HAVE BEEN MAKING TEA TIME A DAILY ROUTINE AND HOPE TO ALWAYS DO SO. ITS BEEN SO GOOD FOR MY SOUL AND THE RELATIONSHIPS IVE BEEN ABLE TO DEEPEN BY DOING SO…SO I WANTED TO KNOW ITS HISTORY. FUN, QUICK READ…SO I’LL MOVE ON TO MY NEXT BOOK HERE SOON…ONE CALLED PARENTING TEENS WITH LOVE AND LOGIC…AS OUR OLDEST JUST TURNED 13. I READ FOR INFORMATION AND FOR PLEASURE…MOST OF THE TIME SIMULTANEOUSLY.

 

What are your favorite books?

THAT’S ANOTHER HARD ONE…
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, CLASSIC
ALL I NEED IS JESUS AND A GOOD PAIR OF JEANS…A GREAT ONE FOR WOMEN…SHORT, ENCOURAGING, SIMPLE…

3 QUESTIONS FOR A FRANTIC FAMILY…SELF HELP…HAS TRANSFORMED HOW WE MANAGE OUR HOME…

 

Favorite Sports Team?

I TEND TO CHEER FOR WHOEVER MY HUSBAND AND MY BOYS ARE CHEERING FOR WHICH IS OFTEN OPPOSING ONE ANOTHER…HA. OUR FAMILY FAVORITES ARE THE TITANS, THE BRONCOS, THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, THE TENNESSEE VOLS, ALABAMA, CHICAGO CUBS, BOSTON CELTICS AND OREGON DUCKS. I’M NOT DIE HARD FOR ANYONE…I KNOW ALMOST NOTHING ABOUT THE RULES BUT TO PARTICIPATE IN WATCHING A GAME FOR THE SOCIAL ASPECT I WILL GLADLY GET EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED TO MAKE IT MORE FUN…

 

Favorite place in the entire world?

MY HOUSE. ON MY COUCH. WITH MY HUSBAND AND MY CHILDREN. ALL SNUGGLED UP TOGETHER WATCHING A MOVIE WITH A FIRE IN THE FIREPLACE AND A POT OF TEA  ON THE STOVE STEAMING HOT. A THICK QUILT AND NO WHERE IN THE WORLD TO BE. OR ALL THE ABOVE IN A CABIN SOMEWHERE. I LIKE THE BEACH AND THE LAKE AND TAKING DRIVES TOO…BUT NOTHING BEATS MY COUCH AT MY HOUSE.

 

How Many States have you been to?

ALL OF THEM. HA. MY DAD WORKED FOR THE AIRLINES GROWING UP SO BEFORE I WAS A TEENAGER I’D BEEN TO ALL 50. AND NOW I’VE BEEN TO THEM ALL MANY TIMES BECAUSE OF TOURING. THE ONLY ONE I’D LIKE TO GO TO MORE OFTEN IS HAWAII. HA.

 

Which countries have you traveled to?

MOST ALL OF THEM. I HAVEN’T BEEN TO CHINA OR JAPAN OR THE MIDDLE EAST BUT I’VE BEEN MOST OTHER PLACES…GIVE OR TAKE. STILL NEEDING/WANTING TO GO TO AUSTRALIA…ON MY BUCKET LIST.

 

Favorite road trip you’ve taken?

ITS THE ONE I HAVE YET TO TAKE. I WANT TO RENT AN RV AND TAKE MY KIDS AND EVEN SOME EXTENDED FAMILY AND GO ACROSS THE U.S. AND SEE ALL THE MAJOR SITES AND SHOW THEM TO MY CHILDREN IN A NON TOURING FASHION…THEY’VE SEEN SO MUCH ALREADY FROM TOURING WITH ME BUT WE HAVE LIMITED TIME MOST TIMES…SO TO REALLY JUST TAKE 3 WEEKS OR MORE AND JUST GO AND SEE IT ALL…I THINK IT WOULD BE A MEMORY OF A LIFETIME.

 

 

What is on your road trip playlist?

IMAGINE DRAGONS. EXCITED TO GO SEE THEM LIVE SOON…I’M A BIG FAN.

 

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

THAT’S EASY. MY DOG BURTIE. SHE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST GIFT I’VE BEEN GIVEN. SHE MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. ON A SERIOUS NOTE, I STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION AND SHE HELPS A LOT WITH THAT.

 

Morning person or night owl?

WHOO!!!! WHOO!!!! NIGHT OWL ALL DAY…SEE WHAT I DID THERE? NOT ONLY AM I A NIGHT OWL…I AM MOST CERTAINLY NOT A MORNING PERSON BUT I WISH I WAS. HA.

 

Chocolate or vanilla?

CHOCOLATE. MILK. HERSHEY’S WITH ALMONDS. NOW DON’T GET YOUR PANTIES IN A WAD IF YOU LOVE HIGH COCOA CONTENT DARK CHOCOLATE FROM ARABIA OR SOMETHING…TO EACH HIS OWN…BUT I LOVE A KING SIZE HERSHEY’S BAR WITH ALMONDS AND A FEW MINUTES ALONE  TO EAT IT NOW AND AGAIN.

 

Coffee or Tea?

BOTH. VERY MUCH. I LOVE AND NEED COFFEE. I LOVE AND NEED TEA. BOTH FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. COFFEE WAKES ME UP AND TASTES DIVINE. TEA SLOWS ME DOWN AND MAKES ME CONTEMPLATE AND DREAM AND PAUSE AND CONNECT.

 

What’s on the top of your bucket list?

TO BUY A HEATED TOILET SEAT. MY FRIEND HAS ONE AND ITS AMAZING!!!!! ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE, ALTHOUGH I REALLY DO WANT A HEATED TOILET SET, TO TAKE MY DAD TO SEE HANS ZIMMER LIVE OVERSEAS. I’M PLANNING ON DOING THAT IN 2019 IF ALL GOES WELL. SECOND TO THAT I’D LOVE TO SING IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA WITH A LIVE ORCHESTRA IN THE FAMOUS OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER ONE DAY.

 

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A NURSE. I WAS REALLY SICK AS A TEENAGER SO BEING IN HOSPITALS WHERE THEY HAD THINGS AND MEDICATIONS AND PEOPLE THAT COULD HELP ME MADE ME FEEL SAFE..SO I WANTED TO WORK THERE. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A SPASTIC COLON WHEN I WAS 13 AND HAVE STRUGGLED WITH DIGESTIVE ISSUES SINCE. HOWEVER, GOD USES ME TO HELP OTHERS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. MIKE WEAVER, LEAD SINGER OF BIG DADDY WEAVE, ONCE SAID I WAS A MUSICAL NURSE. HA. I’LL TAKE IT.

 

Two fun facts about you:

THREE CAME TO MIND…HA!
I COLLECT TEA CUPS AND APRONS.

I LOVE TO BAKE A MEAN APPLE PIE. AND THEN EAT IT!

I LIKE TO PRESSURE WASH THINGS. ITS INCREDIBLY THERAPEUTIC TO ME.