Tag Archives: Observations About Life

Good bye 2017!   Hellooo 2018!  January 04, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1133)

I was going to be reflective on January 1st, but I was still finishing my 2017 original contemporary romance “Somerset:  A Time to Love”.  Ha!   Then I came down with food poisoning Tuesday, from some fruit, so I felt too … Continue reading

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Christmas Reminiscences,  December 24-25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1128)

I have many fond memories of Christmas times when I was a child: 1) Snow falling fluffy and magical, snow angels, snowmen (below via DinnysChild), snow block igloos that we made on the front lawn (that fit 3 kids in … Continue reading

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WCW: Richard Armitage at Rest, December 13, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1124)

Though Richard Armitage and his characters are usually in motion or ready to lunge at any moment–Ha!–Richard at Rest is quite nice, too! Thanks to Jan Smith for sharing the Daniel Miller sleeping image! Holiday Cheers! Grati ;-> Image link: https://twitter.com/pinkygirl06/status/940790987953197056 … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving in 2017!  November 23, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1118)

Thanksgiving—either the holiday observance (below) or the act of being thankful—can mean different things to different people.  It’s all in the perspective. Some love to find humor and remembrance where they can in the holiday that usually involves ingesting foods … 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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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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“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage’s Harry Lends a Hand, May 09, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #743)

It is Saturday morning and rather than hunkering down to write my love stories and read other people’s stories like I normally do, I head back into my office on campus to do some admin things in peace and quiet … 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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WCW: Richard Armitage Embarrassing Moment 2012.01–The Stroumbo Interview Fan Vid Moment, July 10, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #427)

Dear Richard Armitage (right), We have all had an embarrassing moment or two in our lives, and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about it: 1)  at five years old, I walked into a stranger’s hotel resort home rental because the … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday: The Merits of Size–Email Spam, Middle Earth, and Real Life, June 27, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #423)

Does size really matter?  And if you couldn’t guess, what follows is labeled with a bit of a facetious alert.  Ha! Size Matters Email Spam Of late, the copious amount of email and blog spam I have received tends to … Continue reading

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“Fun Day Sunday: ‘Rain Drops on Roses’–A Song to Cheer Our Hearts”, 7/08/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #225)

As those of you know who visit my blog here with any regularity, I am the perennially happy and cheerful blogger.  Hey!  I even named my blog “Something About Love” as a nod to my positive outlook on life.  Ha! … Continue reading

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Musings on Some of Life’s Trivial Essentials, 5/22/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post # 191)

This being “Wild Card Wednesday”, my choice of topic for today could be darn near anything that comes to mind.  And it is.   As I ponder what to do next, I have to decide what is trivial versus what is … Continue reading

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Fashion Faux Pas Fun Day Sunday: ‘Aunt Grati’ on ‘Proper’ Attire for Dressy Occasions, 5/13/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #184)

At the risk of sounding my age–or near to it–what are young women thinking these days with their “dressy” clothing choices–particularly skirt lengths?  I suppose that this question is rather rhetorical given that style–a term used loosely here–seems to trump … Continue reading

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