Category Archives: Musings

Having a taxing time? Same here! April 11, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1226)

Having a taxing time? Same here! April 11, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1226) I guess that it was inevitable–with the new 2018 tax guidelines being rolled out before the kinks had been worked out of them.  The Tax Reform Act … Continue reading

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WCW:  Finding yet another new fragrance, at my age,  February 06, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1211)

This week, I reached another milestone in my life.  I have to find yet another new fragrance because my previously current fragrance was discontinued.    And then there is the whole decision to make of whether you wear perfume, eau de … Continue reading

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Wild Card Weddings Wednesday:  Prince Harry Kennedy, King Oleron, and Richard Armitage,   January 24, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1137)

With all of the Royal Wedding fever with Prince Harry and now Princess Eugenie, I’m thinking of another “Prince” Harry–and maybe King Oleron, and the man himself, the talented British actor Richard Armitage–whom I would like to see at the … Continue reading

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RAndom Cougar Musings:  I am at an age that I … , November 09, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1114)

I am usually of the opinion/belief that having another birthday is not the harbinger of doom.  Quite the contrary.  It’s better than the alternative, right? Ha! And I state that with no gloomy thoughts abounding. ;)     A friend … Continue reading

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Tally of “Change for Charity” Fundraising Efforts in Honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday; and Something About Love’s 6th Blogiversary, August 25, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1091)

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, I/Grati had made my first donation of $22.46 USD to Childline on Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site, in honor of Rihis 46th birthday, via my Change for Charity Fundraiser. And since we started our Change … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday:  Wishing you and Richard Armitage some fun!  May 20, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1063)

How does your weekend roll?  Silly?  Smiling?  Sexy?  Soothing?  Slumbering?  Or Sultry? Etc. Or are Saturdays extra home chore days for you?  Paying bills and my reconciling our checkbook tends to happen on Saturdays. These days, the only heavy lifting … Continue reading

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I’m Choosing Richard Armitage as my Fantasy Physical TheRApist,  March 27, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1051)

Now that the 27 staples at my left achilles tendon reattachment surgery site are out as of last week—no, that’s a good thing!  No more 54 pointy metal ends poking me with endless pain—I’m on the mend for a several … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wings: Being Present in My Life, January 22, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #863)

Sometimes a confluence of events causes me to reflect upon my life. What follows are a few of my reflections.   I attended a university retirement reception Thursday. The room was bursting at the seams with the gentleman’s friends and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016! And Some Musings about Life. January 01, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #853)

    Wishing you a lovely 2016!   P.S. And what follows are some of my random musings about life–hopefully humorous–before I toddle off to bed. You know that you have reached a certain age when: 1) If you can’t … Continue reading

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Thursday’s RAndom Thoughts: What Would Richard Do? November 05, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #824)

Have you ever felt like life was whirling around you and you’re just a passenger on the train? I know, I’m mixing my metaphors, but you get the idea. Between work, home/hubby, and blogging/writing, etc., my life is very full. … Continue reading

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WCW: Bawdy Richard Armitage and “A Pocket Full of … Miracles?” October 28, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #821)

Obscura at her Ancient Armitage blog delightfully shared her thoughts about  Richard Armitage’s recent Empire article interview’s rapid Q & A response to his startling lack of milk affinity, with great humor. In fact, she and I exchanged several sisterly … Continue reading

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Warning Labels: Some Assembly Required, July 31, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #790)

I put together my new office chair Thursday (at right, is a fairly good approximation of what I did, and it even looks like my chair). I feel proud–not the least of which is because I did it all by … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday: Richard Armitage Reclining Poll, July 26, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #789)

I’m up and breakfasted by 7:30am this fine Sunday morning and I had 9 hrs of sleep–but I woke up every 2 hrs. Not restful  So I could use a nap. Ha!   Then this purrrrfect image of Richard Armitage in … Continue reading

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WCW: Grati’s Miscellaneous Musings! June 24, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #773)

I’m in a random musings mood: Though the Summers of my youth were carefree and leisurely, the Summers of my adulthood are anything but. As an example, it is nearly July and my hubby and I haven’t golfed even once … Continue reading

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