Tag Archives: Husbands

Tuesday Musings:  Home but not alone amid Covid 19 Pandemic,  March 24, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1290)

  Like many of you—most of you, I hope—I have been staying home for over a week now, with doggies at my side.  I am fortunate to be able to work from home.  And they are long days, not stopping … 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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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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 34:  Their first morning of wedded bliss,  September 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1260)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 34:  Their first morning of wedded bliss, September 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1260) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 33:  Wedding Night,  August 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1256)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 33:  Wedding Night, August 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1256; & on Wattpad) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my … Continue reading

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Grati making some 2019 New Year resolutions, January 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1201)

Today is the 4th day of 2019—only 360 days to go.  That seems like a lot of time.  But really, with life and work and relationships filling up our days, we will blink and find that it is the year … Continue reading

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Happy Easter/Holidays to You and Yours, April 01, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1155)

  Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter or Happy Holidays! For my hubby and I, I have a small sliced ham baking in the oven–crushed pineapple between every two slices.  Next up to be made potatoes and green bean … Continue reading

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Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday:  Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller and Grati’s prep before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1143)

Could the day before Valentine’s Day get any better than this image of the talented British actor Richard Armitage as a sleeping Daniel Miller  (below) from 2017 Berlin Station–with a Valentine twist by me?  Those muscles!   Sighhh! And the original … 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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THTHT—Richard Armitage Sizzles as the Grill Man Dad in “Brain on Fire”, June 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1066)

First off, my hubby has been bugging me for us to get a new gas grill.  Our old one conked out at the end of last Summer—and developed a wasp’s nest through disuse.  So out it went to the curb.  … Continue reading

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Surreal Thursday:  Putting on my Dancing Shoes Again.   March 02, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1048)

As you know, I have quite the funny bone at times.  Perhaps I should say *facetious alert* now.  *wink*    And though not every situation that life throws our way is humorous, I seem to have an inexplicable inner tug to … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as John Proctor in “The Crucible” 2014 play-to-film by Digital Theatre to be released in U.S. March 01, 2017!,  January 27, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1034)

Though I could not afford to travel to London in 2014 to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage —Richard Armitage at right in his 2015 Best Actor Olivier Award nominated portrayal of John Proctor–in the 2014 Old Vic … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 24 End (PG-13, LS):  Love Fulfilled,  December 30, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1023) 

(An original Regency romance  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 Lord Christian Blount Earl of Sussex, Kate Winslet and Emma Lady … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 22 (PG-13, D):  In Sickness and in Health,  December 19, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1017)  

(An original Regency romance  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 Lord Christian Blount Earl of Sussex, Kate Winslet and Emma Lady … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love Travelogue and Review Essay by JHolland at her Preoccupied with Armitage blog is a Delight! December 12, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1014)

I am one of the many—hundreds?  thousands?—of RA Fans who are not able to travel to NYC to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (at right with costar Amy Ryan via RAnet) in his currently running (till December 18) … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love play opens tonight in NYC!  “Break a leg” to Richard Armitage and cast! October 19, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #985 blog and #020 Tumblr)

The Roundabout Theatre Company produced Mike Bartlett play Love, Love, Love (play guide)  directed by Michael Mayer opens tonight at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre!  Below is a brief synopsis of the play … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love the play’s recently released scene pix and the Upstage Guide thrill!  October 07, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #979)

  The multi-generational saga in Love, Love, Love, produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company gave us some media to chew on this week!  Love, Love, Love Photos by Joan Marcus via RTC.   Act 1—set in 1967  (with the hipsters … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 48 End (PG-13, D):  Life  Lessons and Legacy, August 08, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #950)

(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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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 46 (PG-13):   Growing Pains, July 30, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #945)

(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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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 45 (PG-13, D):   Baby Love, July 25, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #943)

(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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Thank god it’s Friday! Car Talk,  July 22, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #941)

In addition to loving my wonderful hubby, dogs, friends, & family, I wanted one thing that I realized was becoming more of a necessity than a luxury for me: To hang up my informal hubby chauffeur license I needed this … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 35 (PG-13, H,D): Hidden Lake, May 09, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #908)

  (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 … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 33 (PG-13):   Playing nice in the sandbox, April 18, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #900)

(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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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 29 (PG-13, D):   Lola Revealed,   March 24, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #890)

(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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