About Me

Hi I am Just a Mom! I am a 37 38 39  40 41 42 45 49 year old mother of two beautiful daughters who are 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 27 and 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 20. I am also Grammy to my 1 3 7 yr old granddaughter, almost 1 5 yr old and almost 5 month old grandsons.  I am also a wife to  45 46 47 48 year old husband. I am newly happily divorced. I am now remarried. My wife and I have been married for 3 years now.

(By the way Just A Mom, comes from my youngest daughter. She used to love to pretend that she was a reporter and one day she “interviewed” me and her closing comment was “And there you have it from Just A Mom!”)

This is my little blog of things I think are funny that happen around me and or usually to me or things that I just want to write about. It’s mine all mine!! If I make just one person have a good day or at least a good minute or so then I have done some good in the world. If I offend anyone, oops sorry please get a funny bone. Life is funny when viewed through Purple Colored Glasses!

Here are some facts about me you might not care to know but are going to find out about anyway:

  • My favorite color is purple.
  • I am a Texan but to my defense I was raised by Yankees
  • My music taste varies a bit lot!
  • I like to cook and I like to eat even more so!
  • We have had a pet turtle (he ran away!)
  • We have had a pet hamster gerbil hamster.
  • We have had have had a pet fish.
  • We have 2 cats. I am one cat away from being a Cat Lady.
  • We have 1 dog.
  • I like sports. Baseball, soccer and auto racing. And yes I watch them on TV!
  • My favorite movie is An Officer and A Gentleman.
  • I love, love, love the beach.
  • I love going boating and fishing. I love kayaking the most.
  • I used to have a purple Chevy Caviler that my ex-husband named The Barney Mobile.
  • I met my ex-husband through an on-line dating service because a co-worker dared me to do it.
  • I am on a Get and Stay Healthy Kick. It’s amazing what happens when the doctor scares the crap out of ya!
  • I no longer smoke. (I smoked 3 packs a day for 20 years!) Update: I restarted and have smoked for the past 2 years. I am now 6 weeks smoke free.
  • I play the guitar, the drums, and the keyboard a little bit but I will not play in front of other people.
  • I like to sing.
  • I hate to dance.
  • I like camping.
  • I like bowling.
  • I love going to concerts.
  • I am an insulin dependent diabetic. (since June of 2013)
  • I have 3 tattoos. A gnome, an owl and a cat. The 4th one is coming to a body part on me soon. The 4th one came it is a dedication to my favorite song Imagine by John Lennon. Oh and the 5th one came too! It is my heritage tattoo, with a design of the Eiffel Tower as the center with a shamrock & a swan on each side. Irish, Danish & French.


The Color Purple

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.

Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children’s products.

Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.

(I think this pretty much describes me!! Just Kidding I think!)

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  1. Hi
    I saw your blog as a referrer to my blog. So, thought I’d come by and see what is here. I like your blog.

    I will be happy to add you to my blog roll.

    Keep up the good writing and before you know it, you’ll be an Official Blogstar! Ok….I’m exaggerating, maybe. But, you will be a bony-fide addicted blogger.

    Thanks for putting me on your blog roll.

    BTW…I sure learned a lot about the color purple.

  2. Thank you for visiting my site weeklybeef.blogspot.com.

    I think everyone needs your purple colored glasses to see the simplicity and humor in life. Thanks for sharing your views on life. If you don’t mind I’m going to add you to my blogroll and check back often for updates.

  3. Welcome to the blogosphere! I really like you site.

  4. When my daughter was young, purple was her favorite color. I love “An Officer and a Gentleman” I have seen it so many times, I can’t count how many. We are big Nascar fans. My wasband (ex-husband) takes my daughter to Loudon NH twice a year. It’s a daddy and daughter thing.

    I’ll be back. I’ve added you to my blogroll.

  5. When I was 10 or 12, I convinced my Mom to paint my bedroom lavender. As a surprise, she bought me a purple bedspread and my grandma made me a purple pillow to go with it. Purple makes me all warm and fuzzy because of it. I still have fond memories of that room! 🙂

  6. Thank you for coming to my blog. I love yours and will add it to my blogroll. It’s funny that your glasses are purple, mine are “rose” and I wear them well. Funny you should mention you liked football and the color purple, thems Viking colors and your from Texas!! LOL, couldn’t resist. I love purple because they are our colors.

    Nice to meet you.

  7. Joy – Thanks for stopping by. Hmmm…Viking colors huh, that there are fighting words!! When it comes to football my favorite colors are blue and silver for the Cowboys.

  8. I figured you take them as fightin words!! We’re pretty good rivals on the football field!! LOL!!!!

  9. Hi Purple Colored Glasses,

    I have been reading your blog for a while and I saw a while ago you posted the Mom Song by Anita Renfroe to William Tell’s Overture (I know hilarious!) anyway, I run a parenting blog written by teen’s for the kid’s perspective on parenting called OnTeensToday.com. We made a kid’s version of the song. I was wondering if you would check it out?


    We are all about getting kid’s voices heard and think this is a funny way to do it, we would be so appreciative of any posts of it you would be willing to do. We would also love to maybe have you guest post on our blog or do some link love sharing…we are all about spreading positive family values. Please let us know!

    Vanessa Van Petten and the Teen Team

    Vanessa thanks for stopping in. The song you made is great!

  10. u didn’t mention how you felt about swearing…I’m prone to it but want to mind my p’s and q’s and f’s when visiting other people’s blog unless of course they are prone to swearing too :)….not mentioning no names but I see a couple of them on your blogroll!!!….and they are my best buddies!

    Let’s put it this way, I grew up in a Navy family! I think my first word was F#@% but I have gotten a little bit better since I have kids of my own now. Why just the other day my youngest daughter screamed out “Son of a Banded Legged Murphy!” It made me so proud!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  11. I have been visiting your blog now, and enjoy it! You are very creative! Keep up the fun stuff you do!

  12. Doraz ~ Thank you very much!

  13. Just found you, looking forward to reading more through Purple Colored Glasses…

    • Oh crap, I have a new reader, now I have to make sure the Purple Colored Glasses are clean! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment.

  14. Hi Just a Mom, I’m new to your blog. I’ve been looking around and having a good time here. I look forward to visiting again.

  15. Oh, I forgot to mention, I’m learning to play the guitar. I saw that you play , so I thought I’d mention it. Also congratulations on kicking the smoking habit.

    • I wouldn’t say I PLAY the guitar, I TINKER with the guitar is probably more like it. Once you get past the blisters on your fingers hurting it really is fun! 🙂

    • I wouldn’t say I PLAY the guitar, I TINKER with the guitar is probably more like it. Once you get past the blisters on your fingers hurting it really is fun! 🙂

  16. joz1234

     /  August 11, 2009

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m excited to read yours!

  17. becausetheygrow

     /  September 16, 2009

    I’m enjoying your blog. I’d like to add you to my blogroll if that’s ok?

    • Thanks, I am glad you are enjoying my blog. Feel free to add me to your blogroll.
      I noticed you don’t have your blog linked to your name. If you go to your dashboard, appearance, Your profile, in the contact info add your blog address and it will link up with your name.

  18. Hahaha! The way you met your hubby is hilarious! Love it!

  19. Tasneem R

     /  October 15, 2009

    Hi ..after reading your blog I cannot resist myself from commenting..! Nice Blog man! Just a mom ! I also like light purple but I never knew what it symbolizes…but now I know ! thanks to you….I’m going for shopping this weekend and will for sure pick a light purple dress.. !

  20. Hello. Just for fun I did a search for “purple” and voila … I ended up here. SO I just thought I would say hi and come back another time to read and explore.

  21. I am so greatful that I chose to read your blog (thanks to doraz). I spent 11 days reading your blog, 6 to 8 hours a day. Congratulate me and I’m done, haha, I love your stories about your daughters, and they make me wonder about so many “what if i have a sister…” stuff. I love the conversations too. 🙂 expect me to be here all the time. 🙂

  22. Wow 11 days reading your blog 6 to 8 hours a day what a nice compliment. I enjoy your blog as well, I’m not that commited tho. Very funny sense of humor you have, reminds me of my family’s humor. Nice get to know you list. Some of the things I already knew, the health kick that’s always a good thing. Not fun when it’s doctor ordered. My BP’s high reminds me I suppose I should get back on track. My backs been wacked so it’s difficult. Anyway just saying hi and enjoy your blog.


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