Music to BREATHE to...

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These are a few of my favorite things... I really enjoy having a playlist that is great to shuffle and play for a long stretch.  I didn't do a formal bday45playlist this year, but I did take extra time to add to this playlist that I listen to often.

I often find songs that go along with these nicely by browsing Apple Music (worth every penny to me) and see the related artists. Sometimes it's songs on tv shows or commercials that seem to fit - in fact, that's how I first found Ruelle - Until We Go Down was the theme song on The Shannara Chronicles, and even though I didn't watch more than the first season, it was a great jumping-off point for me to start looking for others like this.

Music brings me joy, even when the times are hard, and I'm grateful for that!


These are a few of the most prominent artists on the playlist, just for fun...


TV Season 2019-2020

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The fall TV season is here, or just about! This year is interesting because we have several streaming services launching in November (Disney+ and Apple TV+ - by way of a new iPhone purchase - are the two I'll have an initial subscription to, as well as my current Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime - which is only a side effect of wanting better shipping!)

I'll be loosing a great number of shows in their final season this year, and that means I'm kinda looking for some new things to watch, so I have a few new things here. I put a note on the new ones at least what actor is making me want to watch.

I've also noted where episodes will be streaming, where I can find the info. This is important as I don't have a TiVo any more. Hulu fills most of those holes, but CBS is the one clunker I can't watch without a subscription to CBS All Access. So there were a few shows I had on my "new" list that I just had to delete because I don't have enough of a need for All Access to make it worth it. The CW episodes aren't on Hulu, but because we have the lowest tier of cable for the 10 basic channels, I have a cable log in that I can use to sign into their app on my Apple TV or iPad app for their channel. (this cable log in also lets me sign into the CNN app for debates and important news.)

Batwoman The CW 10/6 Su 8pm (New!), streams on CW app
-- newest addition to the Arrowverse, of which I still watch Arrow for it's final season and Legends. I won't go back to Flash, but I might watch some more Supergirl leading up to the crossover.
Prodigal Son FOX 9/23 M 10pm (New!), streams on hulu
-- Belamy Young, Michael Sheen, creator Greg Berlanti
The Resident FOX 9/24 T 8pm s3
Arrow The CW 10/15 T 9pm s8, final season, streams on CW app
Almost Family FOX 10/2 W 9pm (New!), streams on hulu
-- Timothy Hutton
Stumptown ABC 9/25 W 10pm (New!), streams on hulu
-- set in Portland, although not filming here. Cobie Smulders
Grey's Anatomy ABC 9/26 Th 8pm s16
Perfect Harmony NBC 9/26 Th 8:30pm (New!), streams on hulu
-- Bradley Whitford
The Good Place NBC 9/26 Th 9pm s4, final season
-- Began watching this over the summer!
Sunnyside NBC 9/26 9:30pm (New!), streams on hulu
-- Kal Penn, from Fremulon who did The Good Place

The 100 The CW Midseason s7, final season
DC's Legends of Tomorrow The CW 1/14 T 9pm s5
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ABC Midseason s7, final season
Blindspot NBC Midseason s5, final season
Manifest NBC Midseason s2
FBI: Most Wanted CBS Midseason (New!)
-- Julian McMahon
Council of Dads NBC Midseason (New!)
-- J. August Richards, Sarah Wayne Callies

Further in the future
Jack Ryan Amazon Prime 11/1
The Mandalorian Disney+ 11/12
Dollface Hulu 11/15
-- Kat Dennings
Little Fires Everywhere Hulu 2020
-- Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson
Futureman Hulu 2020 s3, final season
Umbrella Academy Netflix s2 2020
The Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney+, first year

TV season 2017-2018

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I very much enjoy good television. I've watched many shows and found favorite actors and actresses amongst the mix, people I follow from one show to another to continue to enjoy their work. This past year, I've had more opportunities to rest on the couch and enjoy tv shows while I'm here. We gave up TiVo and gained Hulu and that gave me a bunch of new options. I discovered network channel shows that I can watch on my Apple TV. And it's been great, and has me excited about the TV season to come.

This summer, I caught up on all of The CW's DC shows and that has made me glad for all the superhero fandom to be had, on both DC and Marvel MCU fronts. I shall be fully entertained by campy super hero dialog and darker gritty rescue stories with masks and weapons.

So sit back and enjoy my listing of what I want to watch! and comment with your plans!




(TheCW) season 3. October 9
DCTV: though it's my least favorite DCTV show, it's still worth checking out to be caught up for any crossovers. Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of SHIELD) and Carl Lumbly (Alias) are joining.[IMDb]

The Gifted

(FOX) New! October 2.
cast includes Amy Acker, and X-Men mutants. [IMDb]


The Flash

(TheCW) season 4. October 10
DCTV: This show has grown on me. I'm waiting to see which Wells we see next (is Harry staying? can Jessie come too?) [IMDb]

Legends of Tomorrow

(TheCW) season 3. October 10
DCTV, I really enjoy this one. Looks like we'll get more Wentworth Miller this season! [IMDb]

Kevin (probably) Saves The World

(ABC) New! October 3
I do love Jason Ritter. Is this a similar series to his Joan of Arcadia? :) [IMDb]



(TheCW) season 2. October 11
watched season 1 with Rina and zoomed through the rest on my own. what happens next?!! [IMDb]

Seal Team

(CBS) New! September 27
checking out David Boreanaz's new show. [IMDb]

Designated Survivor

(ABC) season 2. September 27
even though I got a little bored at the end of last season, I'm going to try a little more. [IMDb]


Grey's Anatomy

(ABC) season 14. September 27
caught up sometime mid-last season, not many updates about what will happen during this season have come out. [IMDb]


(ABC) season 7. October 5
FINAL season, with 18 episodes. [IMDb]


(TheCW) season 6. October 12
DCTV: So very in love with this show after a summer of Arrowverse catching up. Olicity, please?! Also, Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) is joining. [IMDb]



(FOX) season 3. October 27
really glad this will be back! I especially love Patterson.[IMBd]

Hawaii Five-0

(CBS) season 8. September 29
Need to watch s7 still on Netflix. The loss of Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim makes me sad and that makes me unsure about watching it. [IMDb]

Once Upon A Time

(ABC) season 7. October 6
The giant reboot and loss of my favorite characters makes this less likely to be a favorite. [IMDb]


(ABC) New! September 29
MCU: early reviews aren't too good, but I'm curious. 8 episode run. [IMDb]


  • Currently airing:


    (CMT) season 5. I need to catch up from midseason point.
  • The Last Ship

    (TNT) season 4. August 20, if I can find it streaming on Amazon or OnDemand.
  • The Defenders

    (Netflix) August 18 New! MCU: streaming
  • Friday 9pm:

    Agents of Shield

    Season 5. MCU: return date is presumably after the Inhumans' run.
  • The 100

    (TheCW) season 5. return date is usually in the spring.
  • Timeless

    (FOX) Season 2. either late spring or summer, I believe.
  • The Resident

    (FOX) New! With Matt Czuchry (Gilmore Girls, The Good Wife)
  • Untitled Grey's Anatomy Spin-off

    (ABC) New! firehouse version of Grey's?
  • Jessica Jones

    (Netflix) Season 2. MCU spring 2018.

bday 41 mix

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Creating a birthday playlist is always a fun part of celebrating.  We turn it on during my birthday extravaganza, where we go out driving to various stores and restaurants. It's had the same two songs to start with for a while, amping me up as we leave, and it gets me excited and happy.

I pick songs that I love and new songs and songs that have captured my attention in the previous year. This year, Hamilton and Gilmore Girls and Nashville all were big influences to me, so they are represented. It was Buffy's 20th Anniversary just lately, so there's a few OMWF musical tracks.  I got some great geeky bands here at the end of the list.  I also try to make it not too heavy on songs that E doesn't like, so the less-country sounding songs from Nashville, and not too much of any one artist.

It was a good mix!

  • Ready to Go (US Mix), Republica, 1996
  • Are You Happy Now?, Michelle Branch, 2003
  • Let Me Go, Avril Lavigne feat. Chad Kroeger, 2013
  • Hopeless Romantic, Michelle Branch, 2017
  • All of Me (feat. Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio), Nashville Cast, 2017
  • Leave the Pieces, The Wreckers, 2006

home renovations, phase eight

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The last six weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5, Phase 6, and Phase 7 for the before and progress photos and info.

The last six weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 5, and Phase 6 for the before and progress photos and info.

PHASE 7: panorama of living room, dining room, and kitchen

The construction phase is complete!

home renovations, phase six

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The last four weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, and Phase 5 for the before and progress photos and info.


Much of the work is complete, and everything is falling into place!

home renovations, phase five

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The last four weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4 for the before and progress photos and info.


The end is approaching!

home renovations, phase four

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The last three weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 for the before and progress photos and info.


I am seeing so much progress!  Things are really coming together.

home renovations, phase 3

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The last two weeks, I've been posting about my home remodelarama, what I'm cheerfully tagging it when I make instagram posts. You can see Phase 1 and Phase 2 for the before and progress photos and info.


So where are we at? another very productive week happened!

a few more posts...

  • home renovations, phase 2, Oct 26 2015: Last week, I wrote about home renovations, phase 1. Let's see where we've come. Much work went into the flooring over the course of the week. The entire downstairs is completely done with the that! The old trim has been......
  • home renovations, phase 1, Oct 19 2015: Let me take you on a little tour. I live in a condo with my husband, for the last 11+ years. When faced with the choice between buying something that suited us better or staying here a little while......
  • blogging is alive and well!, May 23 2015: I responded to a topic on Carla's blog and then worked it out into a guest post for her site this week. Is Blogging Dead? I say NO! documenting my life in many ways! one of my favorite......
  • bday 39 mix, May 18 2015: Every year, I like to go on a drive with shopping on my birthday. This year, illness struck our house at just the wrong time and it got postponed. So I'm finally getting ready to go again and had......
  • Christmas Music, Dec 10 2014: I've been a collector of Christmas albums over the year. I have a special affinity for Christian Christmas albums that feature my favorite artists or a good combination of traditional and original songs. Here is my current list in case......
  • TV season 2015-2015, Sep 19 2014: My TV grid is a wee little grid this year. so much that it's just a mini post-it rather than a digital plan or a grand list. I've been making TV posts for years though, and so I wanted......
  • are you Vivid and Brave?, Mar 25 2014: do you live in a way that people see you as VIVID & BRAVE? Do you have a spirit of being true to yourself that shines out in your confidence?I'm participating in Vivid & Brave's coaching group to help......
  • knitting, January/February 2014, Feb 18 2014: What have I been knitting on lately? I had several deadlines to knit for over the holiday season, and so it was a joy to get back to knitting what I enjoyed. In December, I cast on several things that......
  • stylista, jan 2014, Jan 19 2014: My wardrobe has changed an awful lot since last year at this time. Like almost entirely because of the difference in size. So I'm learning how to purchase pieces that can mix and match more easily. I have a limited......
  • kristine rock, Jan 13 2014: When me and my siblings were little, we would often drive to the beach. I wasn't a big fan of the long 2 1/2 drive on curvy car-sick-causing road with my many siblings, or getting sandy on the beach......
  • minor girly dubstep, Nov 24 2013: I am generally a slow adopter when it comes to music. But when something resonates with me, I love finding similar artists and songs to add to my life. Sometimes, this exploration comes through pandora suggesting songs to me,......
  • fit kristine: 4 thoughts and a link, Nov 13 2013: I've been thinking about being fit and exercise. Here are 4 things in my brain: I have historically had a hard time with consistency in my workout. My illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, kind dictated that. There were months......
  • meals in review, week of 09/30 and 10/7, Oct 15 2013: The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of getting ready for family to visit and not feeling well at the same time, and so I got a little behind on my documenting. I'm catching up with two weeks worth......
  • back to basics: GHG, exercise, and goal recap., Oct 1 2013: In September, I participated in the Back to Basics challenge (#wwbtb). I started by making goals, and followed up after that with improving spaces, then talked about the importance of tracking. This post will serve as a look at......
  • September knitting, Sep 25 2013: Last month, I wrote a spotlight on all the WIPs, FOs, and KALs I was knitting on. I enjoyed that little idea so much that I've been brewing a new update for you all. KEY:FOFinished ObjectWIPWork in ProgressKALKnit A Longqueuelist......
  • meals in review, week of 09/16/2013, Sep 23 2013: This last week was a little less creative, as I battled an upset tummy, but I was craving fruits and veggies for comfort, so that was a bonus. What did YOU eat that you really loved last week? as......
  • back to basics: tracking and week 2, Sep 17 2013: In September, I am participating in the Back to Basics challenge (#wwbtb). I started by making goals, and followed up after that with improving spaces. For this last week, the challenge was to do some tracking. Brooke introduced this tracking......
  • meals in review, week of 09/09/2013, Sep 15 2013: Another happy healthy week on the record books :) Did you eat anything you truly loved this week?   Monday, 9/9: Roasted Parsnip soup, take 2. A nice thick lightly garlicky soup with a touch of souvenir cheese and......
  • dreams in necklace form..., Sep 12 2013: this is a story about wearing my heart on my sleeve... original set I love having a story for the things I'm wearing, especially my jewelry. So when I saw a jewelry designer, Bama+Ry, was going to be bringing......
  • back to basics: spaces and week 1 , Sep 10 2013: Last week, I wrote a post about the Back to Basics challenge (#wwbtb) and listed out some of my current goals. First up, the challenge for this week was Improving Spaces, making areas of my home better able to......
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