CGM Podcast Episode #78: Reflection Time

Listen to the episode here

Show Notes 

Life Update:

  • Life, work, kids...what's been going on chit-chat.
F.O.s and WIPs:
  • Who? Hat completed: free pattern by Sara Amoroso
  • Knitted socks for Samantha out of Knit Picks Felici yarn in the Countess color way
  • Banned Books Week mini quilt
What I'm Watching:
  • Poldark (Masterpiece Theater on PBS)
  • Stitch TV Show with Pam and Lynn
  • Upcoming: Home Fires on PBS
  • Korean dramas (K-dramas). Here are some of my favorites so far. I use the (free) DramaFever app on my iPad or computer to watch:
    • Healer
    • Coffee Prince
    • Secret Garden
    • Fated to Love You - the Korean version. (There is also a Taiwanese version I have not watched.)
    • City Hall
    • Lie to Me
Classic Movie:

with Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin


The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

The Fold by Peter Clines

Mademoiselle Chanel by CW Gortner

Thanks for listening!!



  1. Hey! It's great to hear you're back! You kept me company at work today.
    I actually did manage to make it through The Fold, and I think it helped that I read it while sitting in the antiseptic and cold environment of the hospital. Lol! It helped me cope with the bug references. Great book! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the rec.!

  2. Glad to hear you again.
    "Home Fires" is set in a small village in the south of England. It covers all social classes of the time in England from the ladies of the manor to the girl who works in their homes. It starts just as war is declared in 1939 and finishes just as the Battle of Britain is beginning. Interestingly almost all the major characters are women and most of them are 40+. Some really good British actresses but I don't know how many are known to you. It's what we call "Sunday Night viewing" which usually means cosy but it tackles a couple of gritty issues. It was produced by one of our independent tv channels. The same one that produces Downton. I think that tis may be their "replacement"

    1. Thanks for the inside information on Home Fires. I have the first episode recorded and will watch it this week. I have watched so many British dramas that I do recognize many of the actors as they move from show to show, LOL.

  3. What a lovely start to Fall Tanesha. And I love it when you go into Tanesha Tangent Land. It always has the best stories.

  4. Hi Tanesha,
    I too have gotten swept up in some Korean dramas. You didn't mention "Rooftop Prince" which is the one that got it all started for me. If by chance you haven't seen this one and you enjoy romantic/humorous stories, it's a must see in my opinion. I will check out the ones you recommended. The only thing that keeps me from watching more of these is that you can't do two things at once due to the sub-titles. Would love to hear what you think of Rooftop Prince!

    1. Marilyn, my new K-drama compadre!!! No I haven't seen Rooftop Prince, but just checked and it's in my queue so I will watch soon. I just finished Birth of a Beauty and while they definitely could have cut it down from 21 to 15-16 episodes, I ended up liking it. The main male lead is SO handsome, it was more eye candy watching by the end, LOL.

  5. Just finished listening to your latest podcast. Hearing you speak about Busch Gardens and Water Country (water park) brought back lots of memories of taking my children there years ago. At that time it was a 45 minute car ride for us... BTW, is the water park still called "Water Country USA"?
    Knitted sock discussion. I suffered from the "2nd sock syndrome". Being a process person, once that first sock was done, so was I. I know knit socks as you do. It seems to work better.
    Books: I have listened to both books, "The Fold" and "14". Thought they were great. One last thing, I will take a peek at one of the K-dramas based on YOUR recommendation. I am in the camp with you mom when it comes to sub-titles. I spend all of my time reading instead of watching the actors. I can't watch a news program is the is streaming text at the bottom of the screen.

    1. Hi AJ! Yes, it's still Water Country USA, and the girls loved it. Try giving first 3 episodes of Healer a try, that's what got me hooked. Like Marilyn mentioned above the main drawback for me is that I can't knit while watching - reading, watching and knitting don't work for me, can only do 2 of the 3. But the storyline of some of these K-dramas are so fun and compelling, I get sucked in. Let me know what you think of Healer if you end up watching!

  6. Nice that you are back. I love your rambly podcasts, so keep up the good work. I knew exactly what you meant when you were describing your work situation. It will work out the way it is supposed to work out and I hope you get what you need. I know you are being smart and I applaud you for that.

    Take care.

  7. PS Both books you recommended are on my list to read. I heard about a new Kate Morton, but no details and was hoping to something about that from you. Next time? ;-)

    1. Yes, it's The Lake House is the next one from Kate Morton. It's on my nightstand to read soon!!


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