Author Archives: Not That Big a Deal

About Not That Big a Deal

Roxanne has a gift for writing and making people laugh. She enjoys sharing both with as many as she can.

Life With Charlie

Though I have always considered myself more of a “dog” person, and aside from the fact that we have never in all of our 42 married years owned a cat before, I have owned cats before. In fact, we both … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Cats, Chihuahua, Childhood, Christians, Dogs, Encouragement, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Memories, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Phoebe and Charlie Chaplin

42 years. That’s how long we’ve been married and in all of those 42 years we have been blessed to have raised 3 children and seen them married. They then blessed us with 7 grandchildren, all of them living within … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Books, Cats, Change, Christians, Dogs, Family, Florida, German Shepherd and Beagle, Grandchildren, Home, Humor, Husbands, Kittens, Life, Uncategorized, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

Sometimes It’s Not the Dog That Needs Training…

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our dog Phoebe. In that post, I shared that Phoebe was a “reactive dog”. Reactive meaning, that while on a walk if Phoebe happened to see another dog, pretty much any … Continue reading

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Weird Science

For the past 36 years, in one form or another, I have been a teacher. I began this journey when our now soon-to-be 40 year old son was 4 years old and carried on from there to our two daughters, … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Change, Childhood, Children, Christians, Compromise, Courage, Embarrassing moments, Encouragement, English Teacher, Family, Florida, Forgetfulness, God, Grandchildren, Gratefulness, History, Humor, Life, Math, Memory, New Jersey, Science, Scientific Research, Substitute Teaching, Teachers, Teaching, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Me And You And a Dog Named…Phoebe?

This September Cliff and I will celebrate 42 years of marriage. We have been blessed with a wonderfully happy marriage and for that I am extremely grateful. For 31 of those blissful years we have owned at least one dog. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Attitude, Blessings, Chihuahua, Christians, Compromise, Dog walking, Dog Walking Tips, Dogs, God, Hope, Humor, Husbands, Life, Lord, Love, Reactive dog, Uncategorized, Walking, Wisdom, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

The Necklace…A Story of Faith

I know a lot of people that are going through difficult times right now. All of us have been there in some form or another. Whenever I feel like life is overwhelming, I like to remember what the Lord has … Continue reading

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Pop, Crackle, Snap!

Contrary to the title, this is not a dyslexic commercial for Rice Krispies Cereal. This is the story of cauliflower, a microwave, a couch cushion, and a very patient man. Fun fact, the word “cauliflower” derives its name from the … Continue reading

Posted in appliances, Attitude, Challenges, Family, Food, Gratefulness, Home, Home Improvements, Humor, Husbands, Life, Marriage, Short People, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Bolder

Remember the old Clairol Loving Care hair color commercial back in 1971? It told women everywhere that if they used hair color they wouldn’t be “getting older” they’d be “getting better.” Obviously women (and men) have to get older, because … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Blessings, Challenges, Change, Christians, Courage, Dads, Fair Skin, Family, Fashion, Freedom, Humor, Husbands, Husbands and Wives, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, Personalities, Personality Tests, Teachers, Teaching, Tribute, Uncategorized, UPS Store, Words | 7 Comments

Our Genealogy of Dogs…

Our dog journey started when our youngest daughter was 4. Our youngest daughter is now almost 35. I am currently reading through the Bible and have discovered that our list of dogs is almost like a biblical genealogy. It goes … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Kingdom, Animals, Bible, Children, Compromise, Courage, Death of a dog, Dog Personalities, Dog walking, Dog Walking Tips, Dogs, Embarrassing moments, Grandchildren, Humor, Husbands, Husbands and Wives, Life, Marriage, Old Dogs, Uncategorized, Veterinarians, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

The Week That Was…

Hello, my friends ~ It’s been a heck-of-a week, but that’s another post for another time. Suffice to say, I am recycling a blog from days gone by. A blog of another week, that was a heck-of-a week. I hope … Continue reading

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