Tag Archives: Health

May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month: A guest post by Kitty, May 07, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1296)

#IAM2020 Many people get up in the  morning, do their hair, fix their face, dress and they’re set for the day.   But for some people w/ ichthyosis, grooming may need to be re-visited throughout the day to hydrate and … Continue reading

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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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James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying, September 18, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1262)

  James Corden rocks in countering that Bill Maher’s “fat shaming” rant is bullying: Drop everything you're doing and watch this. @JKCorden, I didn't think it was possible to be more proud of you, but you just did it. pic.twitter.com/29em2rYi3C … 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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Stirring my senses and calming my soul, February 21, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1046)

I am drawn to the color blue—as I mentioned in a previous post.  Mostly a dark indigo blue, but also lighter blues and in blues combination feel soothing to me. And the other day, I ran across a beautiful Van Gogh painting … Continue reading

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“Brain on Fire”: Richard Armitage’s credible American accent and a new movie poster, February 13, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1042)

In the  official movie  trailer for  the film “Brain on Fire”, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (below in a scene with his daughter portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz) shares a very credible American accent–different than other American characters … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to you and yours, December 23, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1019)

First for some razzle dazzle!  I updated a Richard Armitage *Purrrr!* wallpaper that I made in Winter 2015, and put a holiday spin on it!  Enjoy! I’m doing the low key holidays this year–necessitated by my health.  Which I don’t mind … Continue reading

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Mobility Miss’ journey through diagnosis and treatment, June 23, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #927)

It has been a hard ten days–really five months—and I mean that.  My right back, hip, and leg pain that I have been experiencing since falling in February (outside at the bottom of our deck stairs when I hit a … Continue reading

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Grati’s PSA for Blood Donations, May 15, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #911)

Something to keep in mind before you donate blood. Yesterday, I was supposed to give blood–what would have been my 16th pint, 2 gallons. I’m a rare blood type, so the American Red Cross (logo right) sends frequent reminders for … Continue reading

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Can you Can-Can?  Let’s hope Richard Armitage does and heads to Cannes! May 12, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #909)

Thanks to Violet DB and Teresa A. for sharing the link in Facebook which mentions two recent films of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left, by Variety, courtesy of Fernanda M., Thanks!) that are going to the 2016 … Continue reading

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Wild Eyed Wednesday! Richard Armitage Eye TheRApy for Grati!  April 06, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #896)

Just a note to let you know that I will be offline for a few days for medical reasons.  On Wednesday morning (April 06), I’m having a stem cell graft procedure done on my left eye. My left eye has … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday: Richard Armitage is My RelAxation Technique! January 28, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #866)

I know that I have titled this essay implying that the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is RelAxing, but that is only one of his hunk-ilicious spheres that I wish to explore today.  We’ll leave his “god’s gift to … 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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Wanting Something More: More or Less, January 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #857)

I’m always in awe of people who have a pithy way of social media sharing their lives in small clumps/posts/tweets, etc. I am interested in reading/seeing about their new entertainment center layout, or their recent baked confection, quotes they like, … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday: Kissing a Guy, September 10, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #804)

RAndom thought. Have you ever pondered how integral kissing is to romance? And I’m not just talking about … you know. A kiss is such an intimately tender act, to press one’s lips with another’s lips–petal soft, then nibbling, then … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Inner Cheers for Reaching My Next Goal! August 16, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #797)

I look forward to the day–in a few decades from now–when my age will mean that I no longer have a self censorship chip (image right). I presume that I had that freedom of thought and expression as a little … Continue reading

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“A Magnificent Love”, Ch. 06 (PG-13, S): Day After Christmas Playdate, December 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #681)

“A Magnificent Love”, Ch. 06 (PG-13, S): Day After Christmas Playdate,  December 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #681) (an original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; All rights reserved) [(1) story logo, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my … Continue reading

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Living with the Rare Skin Disease of Ichthyosis, July 27, 2014 Guest Post by Kitty (Post #609)

Hi, I’m Kitty. But some times I’m better known as Mawmie (grandmother) to two little girls who are quite possibly the most beautiful children ever created. Addison is 7 & 1/2 (right top) and JoElla is almost 4 (right bottom). … 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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Sjogren’s Syndrome and Moving Forward, September 12, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #447)

Having a thing confirmed is quite different from having the suspicion of it.  And I am not quite sure how I feel about that yet. But on the flip side, dryness in the age of adult diaper commercials might be … Continue reading

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