Tag Archives: My Life

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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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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WCW:  Addicted to Love?, and Vegan for a Day, March 02, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #880)

Various tweets between “Berlin Station” costars  Richard Armitage  and Michelle Forbes have alluded to a developing sympathy toward each other—none more so than Michelle Forbes’ sweetly gushing tweet below:   And since Michelle Forbes (below) is an animal rights activist … Continue reading

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WCW: Middle Age, Richard Armitage, & Romance, February 03, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #869)

***facetious alert*** Seeing Michelle Forbes’ tweet last weekend [right] –wherein she praises her “Berlin Station” (EPIX , 2016) costar the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage —made me give a little inner cheer for all of us middle aged gals. … 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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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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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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Sojourn Saturday–Grati will be out of town at a college reunion! September 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #809)

I have a college reunion dinner this weekend, Saturday night–with 35 of us attending from our college student organization! So I’m traveling out of town Saturday to the big city for an overnight. I’m hoping it will be oodles of … 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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Richard Armitage and Cooling Thoughts, August 13, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #796)

Banal reality of everyday life: the central air conditioning genie has deserted our home. Yes, the air conditioning has failed. It is 80F now in early Wednesday evening in the Midwest, with 85F expected on Thursday. Floor fans are blowing … 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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WCW: Reading the Fine Print of Life, May 27, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #754)

I’m a dry girl–and I don’t just mean no alcohol. Ha! It’s the Sjogren’s thingy. So I’m constantly lubricating something. Now now. Apart from my eyes, my throat is where I’m trying to stay moist the most. Sucking on lozenges … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday! A Day of Rest and RelAxation for RA? May 24, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #752)

I don’t know about you, but my Sunday has story writing, begonia planting in my deck boxes, and such in it. Not scintillating, but relaxing. What about Richard Armitage? These past twelve months, he has wrapped two films and promoted … Continue reading

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FunDay Sunday: Happy International Women’s Day! March 08, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #715)

Today is International Women’s Day (image above c/o United Nations)! Today is about women–and the men, husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, and colleagues who support them.  Thanks to Angelika for the graphic, right. No matter your gender, you had and/or have … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: A Grati 25th Anniversary Portrait Dilemma, March 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #711)

I have a dilemma.   It isn’t Earth shattering and it only affects me. But it has been wearing on my mind for a few weeks now since I made the appointment to have our 25th Anniversary portrait taken. How do … 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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WCW: Grati & Richard Armitage, Brought to You by the Number 5, November 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #659)

I’m having one of those moments in life when upcoming birthday reflections collide with my quirky sense of humor. Or at least, I hope it’s humorous. Sorry for the quirky part. Ha! Just chalk it up to Wild Card Wednesday … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: The week ends or begins, and is spent or saved on Sunday, September 28, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #641)

Whether you view Sunday as the end of your week, or just the beginning of it–do you “spend” your day, or do you “save” it? Sometimes, the number of long term household projects to be tackled on the weekend can … Continue reading

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Saturday Serenity Prayer, September 06, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #631)

  Serenity Prayer graphic was found here.

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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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