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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.

Food, Glorious Food!

It’s no surprise to most people that know me that I love food. In fact, I can think of only two foods that I’ve ever eaten that I probably would never eat again. Liver and tongue. I’ve never had the … Continue reading

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The Year of the Cat

Okay, not really a full year, but Eight Months of the Cat doesn’t have the same ring to it. On May 27th of this year, Charlie our always curious cat, turned one. Evidently, he decided to celebrate this day with … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…

I have been planning to write, really I have. But, as the title implies, plans change… We had plans this summer! Both retired. No job responsibilities. No kids at home. No real family responsibilities. Lots of plans. Cliff enjoys making … Continue reading

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The Dog Mutterer

As many of you know, our family has owned at least one dog, continuously, for the past 31 years. Never have we ever had a walking issue with any of our previous dogs. Not even the mentally deficient dog who … Continue reading

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When Opposites Attract

I am 62 years old. I’ve been around the block, down the street, and over the hill a few times in my life and in all of those times I have been told that opposites attract. Recently, while googling this … Continue reading

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” Dad’s Got Me”

Cliff and I run a bimonthly Community Group for Metro. It’s a daytime group and consists of what Emily Jessee once referred to as “Seasoned Saints”. When I was teaching middle and high school students, I often wondered who was … Continue reading

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“I Love You Where You Are At”

Erma Bombeck, one of my all time favorite funny people once said, “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” Lately, I’ve been thinking about the truth of this statement. Because I’m not gonna lie, dealing with … Continue reading

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My Dad

Forgive me people for I have not written. It has been a month since my last post. I do have reasons or excuses, whichever you’d like to call them. My husband sold his UPS Store and is officially retired. The … Continue reading

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Life With Charlie ~ What’s That Smell???

It was a peaceful morning. Now that we are fairly empty-nesters most mornings are. I say fairly empty because, though there are no children in the house some of them are right across the street and we have a dog, … Continue reading

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Gratitude = Attitude

Not something new but, it is amazing how much easier life is when you have an attitude of gratitude; something I recently learned for the umpteenth time in my life. It started like this… Our church had been studying the … Continue reading

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