Tag Archives: Blessings

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!  February 14, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1281)

Valentine’s Day is one of those special holidays that makes you want to either corner the market on chocolate and flowers to bestow upon your loved one—or receive them yourself—or roll your eyes because of the holiday’s rampant commercialism.   … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish Friends!  December 22, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1270)

The December Holidays hold many secular and sacred celebrations that we all enjoy.  And the Jewish ritual of Hanukkah celebrates a miracle, born in strife, of the menorah lamp oil lasting 8 days—until more sacred kosher oil could be prepared. … Continue reading

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A Lucas North XMAS wallpaper edit blast from the past, December 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1269)

With only 21 days of XMAS Holiday shopping left, are you in a panic like the talented British actor Richard Armitage as his Lucas North character in my “blast from the past” wallpaper below?  Ha! As I have gotten older, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019!  November 28, 2019  Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1268)

  For all of my life, I have lived in school seasons mode—first as a student, then as a teacher, then as administrative staff for several decades.    So a clock face visual is the framework in which I view my … Continue reading

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Happy 48th Birthday Wishes to Richard Armitage–the Star in our firmament, August 22, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1257)

Wishing Richard every happiness that he wishes for himself. P.S.  Thanks to Telegraph.co.uk for the European Southern Observatory background stars image, found at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/picture-galleries/9581599/Spectacular-deep-space-images-50-Years-of-the-European-Southern-Observatory.html

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Blessings for Baby Boy Sussex Birth, May10, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1234)

It’s a Royal baby Sussex boy!  Blessings!   And the newly increased happy family shares their joy!  Blessings again! Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … 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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Soothing Slumbering Sunday:  Catching up on my sleep …, October 09, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #980)

Catching up on my sleep after a hectic university Homecoming week where I coordinated our annual alumni speakers panel of four alumni for an all day Friday itinerary of events around campus, culminating in their presentations and Q & A—followed by … Continue reading

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Thrilling Thursday!  And Grati’s blogging about Richard Armitage reaches 5 years, August 25, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #958)

I have to start with the thrilling part first—another wonderful Richard Armitage in Berlin Station wallpaper by the oh so talented artist Ann Boudreau (Thanks for sharing!): #RichardArmitage ~ Undercover Agent Daniel Miller … /̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿̿ ** TY to … Continue reading

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Guylty Pleasure organizes a fabulous charity auction fundraiser to celebrate Richard Armitage’s 45th Birthday, August 20, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #955)

Want to blend wishing the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage a fabulous 45th birthday with a charity auction fundraiser?  Then visit Guylty Pleasure’s blog page to find out more.  And thanks to TeresaA for pointing me to her link! … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage and a Few Other Things on the Side, April 02, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (#894)

Lately, I’ve been having things on the side—by which I mean some of the following examples: 1) salad dressing, meat (mock in my vegetarian case), or dessert (definitely), to be added later; 2) additional professional or community service commitments that … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 12 (PG-13, S): Cars, Cummerbunds, and Christmas, December 25, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #848)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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Putting Life Into Perspective: Inspired to Do More for Others in Need, October 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #812)

They say epiphanal moments come in threes. And I just had my third moment. Perhaps I needed it. 1) A life worth living The first moment was a funeral that I attended Friday morning. The lady who died was two … Continue reading

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Enemy to Ally: Porter and Masuku Forge a Bond of Honor, January 19, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #691)

In Strike Back Origins (2010), epi3 & 4, John Porter (portrayed by Richard Armitage) is sent to infiltrate a prison to free a man called Felix Masuku (portrayed by Shaun Parkes)–a supposed terrorist/spy alleged to have assassinated the President of … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Reflections upon Giving from the Heart! January 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #688)

Organizing my charitable giving documents for my annual income taxes itemized deductions makes me think of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. Uh I mean …his accountant character Harry Kennedy (original images below via RANet)–from RA’s guest starring role … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015, Plus 1 Day–Grati’s Optimization Plans, January 2, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #685)

Happy New Year 2015!   I know, I’m a day late. But I have an excuse–or rationalization. Housekeeping, the technology kind–not the real house kind–has been glitchy of late because my desktop hard drive is too full. So I needed to … Continue reading

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Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)

Reblogging Guylty–FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, November 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#663)   “FYI: A Xmas Surprise for Richard, by Guylty, November 25, 2014 Hi everyone, One of my shrine fairies has asked me to bring attention to a … Continue reading

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43rd Birthday Wishes for Richard Crispin Armitage, August 22, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #622)

A facebook friend of mine named Sueli shared again the image (right) that I had earlier shared from Richard Armitage France’s Facebook album (From the Esquire UK 2013 Portrait shoot video). And Sueli asked what we would do to be … Continue reading

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Beautiful Saturday Blessings to Remember! May 10, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #562)

Lovely and beautiful Saturday thus far of: 1) slept in til 6:45am (normally, I’m up at 5:30am, Ha!); we have this soothing botanical green matelasse coverlet (pictured right from Bed, Bath, and Beyond) with eggplant purple bed sheets (for zip); … Continue reading

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WCW: Three Simple Gifts of Love, February 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #519)

The title of this post might be a tad misleading–for love is neither simple nor relegated to only three examples or types of love.  But love in its many forms is certainly a gift. And my blog here is eponymously … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014! Reflections Upon My Past, Present, & Future, January 01, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#494)

Happy New Year 2014! Reflections to come later today (here). Ha! For now? And now for my reflections! There are many ways to categorize one’s reflections–numbers, trends, outliers, etc.  In the interest of brevity–cause I want to do what I … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Holiday Message 2013–Giving Thanks, December 19, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #485)

A lovely Holiday 2013 Message of thanks and well wishes from a talented gentleman whom we all admire so much–Richard Crispin Armitage–as sent to RichardArmitageOnline, for the last time: Message from Richard Armitage, 19th December 2013 Hi everyone, Well I … Continue reading

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“I am the Daddy: My Humorous Journeys through Fatherhood” (Short Story), June 16, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #419)

Dear Friends, At the end of yesterday’s post, I kind of unintentionally set myself a challenge–regarding my hoping to see Talented British actor Richard Armitage in a fatherly romantic comedy role one day.  And today is Father’s Day in the … Continue reading

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