Sunday, January 9, 2011


What is your favorite movie?
I actually do not have one certain favorite movie. Some of my favorites are; Tombstone, Man on Fire, Taken, The Notebook, We Own the Night, Drop Dead Fred (hilarious!)

How did you pick Charli Beth's name?
Charli is named after my late Papaw that passed away whenever I was a child.

What is your favorite high school memory?
Oh goodness, I have SO many memories from high school that I just loved! I played volleyball and it was such a blast to be apart of the team.

My volleyball girls and I made shirts for the football team, and would cheer them on every Friday night. After the games we would wait for some of the players and head to the next town over for waffle house; we became the "Waffle House Crew" and it was hilarious how dorky we were! But I absolutely loved it.

Do you work nights? If so how is that and who watches charli beth? do you catch up on your sleep? I can't imagine sleeping in the day time.
This month I am thankfully working 2nd shift only (Praise the Lord) but like I have said for almost the past three years I have been switching from 2nd to 3rd shift multiple times in the week. It literally kicks my rump. I feel like I am 50, and look 70.

How do I catch up on sleep? ha, please don't make me laugh. jk! My family is so very wonderful in letting me get my rest before working a crazy shift. Not to mention, Monday - Thursday CB is in preschool, so I am able to sleep during that time, except the days that I have classes.

How old were you whenever you had Charli?
I was 18.

I want to know what kind of car you drive?
I drive a 2009 Saturn Vue.

What is your go to outfit when you want to look like a million bucks?
Uhm, can I get back to you whenever I find this outfit?! K. Thanks.
Moving on....

What is the one thing that CB can do that makes your heart melt every single time?
There are so many things that CB does that makes my little heart fall into a million pieces. But one of the things that I absolutely love is how caring she is. The girl can watch a commercial about animals that are hurt, or extreme home make over and will cry! I honestly giggle at her for it, but I do love that she has a heart of gold; she will grow into such a wonderful woman because of this.

What are you going to college for?
I'm really not sure at this time what I am majoring in. Being that this is only my second semester, I have decided to stay undecided for now. It seems that every time I find a major that I think I will like, I find something negative about it as well. I am a very indecisive girl.

Do you like being an EMT?
In general, yes. I love the fact knowing that I am certified to assist in saving lives, although...*see questions below*

Do you just work as a dispatcher, or do you still work as an EMT, too?
Yes, right now I only work as a dispatcher. I am only certified as an EMT, but have not had the opportunity to work as one except at accidents that I have came across in my personal vehicle. I have applied so many times to all of my surrounding counties and for some reason they won't give me the time of day. Hopefully, I will get my chance soon.

Do you like working at nights? Is it hard to catch up on sleep when you do?
No, but if it is a consistent shift then I am okay. Last month, I was working 3rd one week, then 2nd the next. I've been working shifts like that for over two years now and it is killer.

Are you a single Mama? If so, do you get help?
Yes, and yes. I am a single Mama but I have an extraordinary family that helps me out. I am so very blessed.

Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
Married, kids, farm. Ahh! I have huge dreams y'all. I am on a search for Mr. Right, I am so darn tired of Mr. Right now and Mr. Break my heart...they make me want to be Ms. Punch-them-in-the-nose. ha!
All jokes aside, I want to be married, at least two more children, and I will be a very proud member of the minivan mafia, living on a farm, and working somewhere with I absolutely love.

What's your favorite memory?
Do I have to pick just one?

-Playing softball as a kid
-The moment I first laid eyes on Charli Beth
-Walking Charli into school for the first time
-The day my Papaw took me to walmart to get an Easter basket that had a white bunny w/ a purple outfit on. Her name was Penny, and I still have her.
-Whenever my Mom, Sister and I were going through a rough spot in our life as a family, and we would ride together singing Dixie chicks as loud as we could.

What's your gulity pleasure?
Right now while Charli B is at school, my guilty pleasure is napping.
Grey's Anatomy
Shopping for CB

What was the hardest struggle about getting pregnant with CB?
Whenever I got pregnant, I was in my first semester of college and living on campus; not to mention I was having the time of my life. A month before finding out I was pregnant, I was involved in a very severe car accident, where my car was split in half, I was thrown out, life flighted and so forth. It was like I could not catch a break that year. I was so sick for the first six months of my pregnancy with morning all day sickness. Let alone being heart broken because the man that I loved was picking drugs and friends over me. It was such a hard time in my life.

Who is your inspiration in life?
Charli Elizabeth Grace.
She is not only my daughter but my best friend. I want nothing more than to give her the life that she deserves. I try my best to work my butt off to get us to where we belong in life. We have huge dreams together, and I will accomplish them for us. Y'all can count on that!

How do you make things work as a single mom?
To be honest, I'm not sure that I even do make things work as a "single Mom." But if and when I do I have no one else to the thank besides the Lord and my family. I can not express to you guys how blessed we are to have them. Some people just say that for no reason, but deep down in my heart I know that I could not make it with out them. I cry so many tears of thankfulness and sadness as well at times because I just don't want them having to spend all of their time watching my child while I am working or sleeping. I really feel terrible about that, but whenever I say something, Mom's reply is "This is what family is for."
Love them.

how do you balance work, home, parenting, sleep, etc? do you have help?
I think I pretty much answered that one in the question above.

Is CB's father in her life? Does he help at all?
No. I am the only parent listed on her birth certificate, she has my last name and yes all of this was my choice.

I am the one that decided for him to not be in her life, some may call me bitter or wrong by doing so, but in my opinion I am just keeping my girl out of harms way for as long as I can. We never know what tomorrow holds; a road to recovery is always a possibility?!?

If there are anymore questions that you want to ask see this
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Erin said...

Loved reading all these and I had no idea you played volleyball. I played volleyball for like 6 years :) Quit durning my Junior year for Cheerleading!! I so want to get back into it!

loved learning all this about you! :)

Annie said...

You are such an awesome mama!! CB is so lucky to have you :)

Ms.'ed about that one!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Tombstone is my favorite movie! I knew I liked you for a reason!

Katy said...

Girl you have KILLER taste in movies, Tombstone? We own the Night? Yeah those are great! Hope everything is well with you and your girl.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering :)

I feel like I had Noah SO young...and I WAS 23...You having CB at 18 is REALLY young & you seem to have grown up very fast.

I too have a wonderful helpful & supportive family. Sometimes I myself wonder how I make it work. Noah sees his Dad but I get no financial help b/c he works the system but working under the table jobs etc...Nothing about being a single mom is easy & I've done it since birth too...I can truthfully say it's SO nice to talk to others who TRULY understand what you do day in & day out...ALL worth it...but hard work.

nicole. said...

Road to recovery... ahhhh I have wished for that for so many years. I suppose I can join the "bitter" crew too. However, let me tell you... I am married now to an amazingly wonderful man! It is possible, I speak from experience. I was a single mom from when my daughter was 4 months up until 3 1/2 years ago (my daughter is almost 15 now). It will happen lady, I promise ;)

Rosie said...

Great post! It answered some questions I had as well :) Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Haha you are a hoot... Mrs. Punsh-them-in-the-nose. :)
You'll find your soul mate one day, just hang in their mamma.
I love reading about you & Charli.

Elizabeth said...

I loved learning more about you! I must say you are a one of a kind girl that definitely seems to have her head on right! Wished we lived closer! :(

Emily said...

i LOVE POST LIKE THIS;) Me and u are a lot alike

Jessica said...

I love reading posts like this! I love your memory with your Papaw taking you to get an Easter basket. Little things like that always mean the most to me too!

Thanks for the comment on that outfit. It's one of my favorites of hers! It is LaJenns. They have some super cute things!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I loved reading your answers. Charli Beth is so lucky to have you!

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

love your blog, love chatting w you on twitter and love hearing about you, CB and your fam. You are such an inspiration. I just realized I've never told you that and thought I needed to. :) My oldest sis is a single mom too and I know how hard this can be. My hat goes off to you. XOXO

Megon said...

Thanks for dropping by! Neat to hear so much about you in this post!

Kelly said...

Fun! It was great getting to know more about you!

Becca said...

Loved reading all of your answers. I teared up at the "that's what family is for" from your momma. You are so very blessed to have such a great family supporting you and CB in all that y'all do!

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