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.

Trying to Resist the Rise of the Resistance

The following is a Public Service Announcement: The story of Ernie, part of which began last week, has been temporarily postponed. We will revisit Ernie’s Escapades at a later date. I apologize for any inconvenience, real or imagined, that this … Continue reading

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A Business Hotel With Children or Things You Never Do…

In my 60 years on this planet (not that I’ve lived on any others), I have learned a few important rules. A few things that you never do… Never swallow your gum or you’ll have to have your appendix out. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Decade, New Faith!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I wasn’t planning on writing a blog for today. We’ve been on vacation and, well, you know. I was going to wish you all a Happy New Year, tell you that I am very … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Bible, Blessings, Blogging, Challenges, Christians, Courage, Eternity, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Friends, God, Gratefulness, Home, Husbands, Life, Love, Marriage, New Beginnings, New Years, Prayer, The Human Spirit, Tragedy and Triumph, Trust, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s A Wonderful Life ~ Jimmy Stewart in WWII

Like a lot of people right around Christmas time, I love to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.  Recently, I read this article and saw that movie in a whole new light. It’s a wonderful article. I hope you enjoy it! … Continue reading

Posted in America, Americans, Angels, Christmas, Courage, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Freedom, Generations, History, Humor, It's A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart, Life, Old Movies, The Human Spirit, Tragedy and Triumph, Tribute, Uncategorized, World War II | Leave a comment

Only For You, My Friend

It is safe to say that I have no problem with mixed race marriages. Of course, when I first got married I had to be told that I had a mixed race marriage, but I was a non-thinking 19 year … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, China, Chinese roots, Ethnicity, Humor, Husbands, Jewelry, Life, Marriage, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spit Update ~ Part 2

Have you noticed how quickly televisions are updated? New technology here, bigger screens there, make them thinner, make them crisper, as Mom would say, “They have everything, but birth control” and she’d pretty much be right. (If you think about … Continue reading

Posted in Change, China, Chinese roots, Differences, DNA, Ethnicity, Family, Fathers and Mothers, German roots, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Italians, Life, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Surprise!

We were at my childhood home in Whippany, NJ and had just said good-bye to family friends. Almost as soon as we closed the door, there was a knock. It was our Pastor’s wife and her daughter…from Florida. To say … Continue reading

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