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.

Spit Update

When I was 55, my husband bought me a DNA kit through Ancestry.com. I received my kit, collected my spit, sent it in, and waited. The results were mostly expected. There were a few surprises, like 17% Scandinavian. There were … Continue reading

Posted in China, Chinese roots, DNA, Ethnicity, Family, German roots, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Life, The Human Spirit | 2 Comments

It’s Only Hair

I guess it was always there waiting for just the right moment to strike. It was silent, deadly, like a pestilence taking over its victim until there is no recourse; until there is nothing anyone can do. I didn’t notice … Continue reading

Posted in Christians, Church, Curly Hair, Facebook, Family, Florida, Friends, Getting Old, Humor, Life, New Jersey, Red heads, Uncategorized, Women | 3 Comments

And the Song Played On…

The year was 1969, and I was entering Junior high, now called Middle school, as a 6th grader. That year girls were wearing bell bottom, hip hugger jeans, peasant tops, and stringy, macrame belts with brightly colored beads. Having just … Continue reading

Posted in 1969, Childhood, Clothing, Drums, Embarrassing moments, Family, Fashion, Flute, Humor, Instruments, Jeans, Junior high, Life, Memories, music, Music Lessons, Students, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Medicare…He’s Almost There!

My husband is turning 65 in January. He has recently begun his search for the best supplemental health insurance to go with his long-awaited Medicare. He is very excited about Medicare, not so much about the supplemental insurance mostly because … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, America, Christians, Differences, Female Doctors, Getting Old, History, Humor, Life, Medicare, Presidents, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

That’s A Bad Word!

What is a “bad word”? When kids are little, this is a question they want answered.  On a recent “junking” (think flea market meets not-so-famous, but still American pickers) trip with my daughter-in-‘love’, (because that’s what she is) we talked … Continue reading

Posted in Babysitting, Bad Words, Children, Christian Parenting, Christians, Compromise, Curse Words, Family, Humor, Swear Words, Uncategorized, Words | 1 Comment

The Ethnicity of Your Roaches

Awhile ago, I wrote a post about the infestation of my coffee pot and its sad demise. That was way back in August of 2017, over a year ago. Today, I am sad to announce that we have not fully … Continue reading

Posted in America, Cockroaches, Ethnicity, Florida, Humor, Insects, Life, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Size Matters

Since my blog last week I’ve been thinking about clothing and sizes and I have been pondering a few things. I’d like to take a moment to talk about size… I was a little girl. I know that’s true for … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Clothing, Fashion, Getting Old, Humor, Jeans, Juniors, Life, Petites, Sizes, Uncategorized, Women | Leave a comment