May 10, 2014

Smelling the Roses

As you may know, 
I haven't been RA-obsessed for a while.
He's still my fave, but you can only write so many limericks
about one guy 
or analyze his cravats or guyliner for so long before...
Wait, did somebody say guyliner!?!


Where was I??? Oh yeah,
totally not captivated anymore.

Don't get me wrong...
my home hasn't been Armitage-free, by any means!
My 8 year-old son 
watches "Desolation of Smaug" as often as he can.
Between this face constantly on screen, and the Hobbit Lego set
often sprawled across our kitchen table (no, I haven't 
stolen the
kid's Thorin figure... geez), I am frequently reminded of RA.

But not obsessed.  Nope.
In fact, I laugh at my past-smitten self!  Ha!
(Especially when I read my old posts,
because not to brag or anything, but 
they're freaking hilarious!!!)

These days, I'm too busy being your stereotypical
soccer mom with a giant SUV full of dozens of children
who need to be chauffeured to games or swimming lessons.
(Well, only 4 kids, actually... but it feels like 12 sometimes.)
I should look into this.  Save on gas.

Every once in a while, though, I have a day
like today, 
which was completely unproductive. 
I was sick with a tummy bug. I'll spare you the details, 
but I was lying on the couch like this all day:
(Not me.  I was wearing smexy yoga pants
that are used for comfort purposes only, never working out,
because what in the heck is exercise anyway?)

All I wanted was some 
Sprite, chicken noodle soup,
and my dose of old school Armi.

This is what I'm talkin' about:

Dr. Thornton, making a house call:

Whenever I feel under the weather and
have time to kill, 
"North & South" is my go-to comfort.
My JT time was long overdue, which is why I probably got sick.
You know the old saying, "An Armi a day keeps the doctor away."

I must admit, watching our Richard as John Thornton
still makes my heart flutter, six years after I first saw him 
storm through his mill to punch a guy in the face.
Get 'em, Johnny!


But yeah, I may have spent the day
swooning like a schoolgirl over Mr. Thornton...
then reading some smutty fanfic about John & Margaret...
watching my favorite clips of the Gizster...
replaying Heather's famous "Sexy Back" video...
trolling the net for new RA updates...
"oohing" and "ahhing" at fan art...
but that's it, I swear!

I'm totally not a crazed fan any more.

Except that today I've realized
that I sort of am and always will be.

No matter how busy life gets,
when I need a fix, Richard is there...
and I feel happy, even when feeling crappy. :)
Thank you, dearest Richard, for lifting my spirits.
And thank you, fellow RA admirers, for the entertainment as well!

One does need to take a break from 
the craziness of life to stop and smell the roses
from time to time.  And I intend to do so more often!


alyssabethancourt said...

Bravo! Armitage Addiction is a very pleasant condition to be stuck with. Best give in and enjoy it. ;)

Humma Heatherly said...

I fell off my seat, LOVING this !!!!!! OH, BABY!! He is MY N&S Therapy Plan!!! I am SO-O proud of you for dragging out the N&S and curling up for Dr. JT!!!! YES!!! I shall check back to see how your doin"!! XOXO

@Rob said...

Oh Nat!
Happy Mother's Day to you.

N&S is the best balm for sick days.

Anonymous said...

It is so good to know that I'm not the only one who turns to John Thornton and N&S when in need of some comfort xx

Phyllys Faves said...

Sorry to hear you were sick - but how great it is that we can self-medicate with a dose of Thornton! Always happy to read your bloggings!

Servetus said...

So glad Armitage medicine still works. Hope you feel better soon!

Gratiana Lovelace said...

Richard Armitage soothes the soul--talented actor/storyteller, and all around nice guy (little g). Happy Mother's Day! And Rock On Fangirl!

theeyeshaveit said...

Good to see a post from you and know that RA/NS still does it for you as for many of us.

Traxy said...

They ARE freaking hilarious, though! :D Always nice to hear from you in one way or the other. Hope you feel better soon! *hugs*

siouxiesioux said...

How eloquently put dear Nat and sadly for many of us - so very true x