Christmas, Conventions, Shadowhunters, Unexpected Moments

2019 Review (sort of)

So, I was hoping to have started this back in January.  But remembering what happened 11 months ago is nearly impossible.  So I’ll just write with how my year went.

I’ll most likely go backwards as the earliest memories will be easier to remember, LOL

Well December there was a few things that happened. Besides my birthday, I got a surprise package from a friend who had met Dom Sherwood and had sent me what she done during that convention. Not only did she send me the picture of her photo op with him, but he was holding up a shirt she had designed (for a lack of a better word), and the shirt of which he signed. I done an Instagram live so she could see my reaction when I opened it. And yes, there were tears.

As well in December, Fan Central TV was doing a 12 Days of Fanmas on their YouTube channel and you were able to get a chance to win what each video contained by answering a question (or whatever she needed you to do). I was waiting patiently for Shadowhunter goodies, and the days were passing by and y birthday was getting closer. It just so happened that my birthday was the last day for the Fanman giveaway and sure enough, it was on my birthday. You can watch the video here to see the prizes.

So I watched said video. Couldn’t help but laugh while watching. And then I answered her question in the comments. I was crossing everything I had to cross to give myself the good luck I could muster to actually win this. Mainly because it was years since I won anything online.

Low and behold I seen them make a tweet of the list of winners for the 12 TV series and seen a “Karen Ford” for Shadowhunters.  I congratulated all winners until I took a double take on the name and had to ask if that was actually me?  It was and then I danced around the house.  I was in shock, to be honest. I’ll do a video of me opening the package once I get it. 🙂  Thank you again Fan Central TV.  ❤ ❤ ❤

I also had another friend surprise me with a Clace autographed picture.  She originally had an extra Kat McNamara photo, so she had me pick from the ones she sent me for a favourite of mine to have signed.  So I had one chosen and didn’t think anything of it when she was trying to choose a various of Clace pictures.  So when I helped her with one I thought she was getting for herself, Well, you can guess I was in shock when I got a package from her with the picture of both Kat’s and Dom’s signature on it.  She also sent me a small piece of paper with Dom’s writing on it for me as I have plans for a future tattoo.

I feel very blessed to have the friends I’ve made on Twitter thanks to a show that got cancelled after only 3 seasons.  And I’ll be forever grateful to them. ❤ ❤ ❤

I also won a signed autograph of Chai Hansen, who played Jordan Kyle from Shadowhunters.  I hope to meet him, as well as the rest of the cast, someday.  They are all a blessing to so many of us who draw on them for different reasons.  Thank you again Tiff. ❤

 

I feel that everything so far is Shadowhunter related as to how my year went.  And for the most part it is.  From books being released, to having my own marathons via NetFlix.

Besides birthdays and anniversaries, we (my hubby and I) went back to Cuba for the 4th time, back in April.  And yes, to the same resort.  They have become family to us.  We are really hoping to take our kids (tho not really kids) with us this time.  We want to take them to a place where we felt the most welcome.  Melia Las Antillas.  It’s an older resort, but it’s the people who always brings us back when we can.

This is not much of a review of my year in 2019, but I promise to make a better one for 2020.

So on that note, thank you for visiting my blog.  Thank you for reading, and most of all, thank you for sticking around to see what I post next.

Sending you all lots of love.

K ❤

Conventions

Reminiscing with new friends

Well, now that Sci-fi on the Rock 8 is over,, I get to sit back and relax a bit and try to write down all the fun and exciting things I’ve seen and done over the weekend.

Mind you that it’s been 3 weeks since all the excitement actually began, but I can honestly say that I felt that this one seemed to flow smoother then previous years.  Mind you we still had some things come up that we had to work around, or alter, but it all worked out in the end.

Our guests this year were awesome.  This year we had Erin Fitzgerald, Aron Eisenberg, Mike McCarty, Michael Hogan and the lovely Musetta Vander.

Me and Erin
Me and Erin Fitzgerald
Me and Aron
Me and Aron Eisenberg
Me and Michael Hogan
Me and Michael Hogan
Me and Mike McCarty
Me and Mike McCarty
Me and Musetta Vander
Me and Musetta Vander

All these guest were lovely, fun and hilarious to chat with.  The weekend was just too short, wish they were able to stay longer.  I got a quick lesson in Qigong.  I tell ya right now,, unless your mind is closed, then you’re not giving this a proper chance to work.  I was iffy at first, but found the short time I had, it surprised me.

In fact, a few days ago I was having some pain on my right side that just wasn’t going away.  Well, not totally anyway, it would come and go.  I left it alone all day until I went to bed.  I laid there, and thinking of what Ms. Vander said to me, I concentrated on that one place.  Within 10 minutes is was gone.  And the best part, it hasn’t come back.  I know what I’ll be doing on Monday.  I may be a totally different woman by the time I’m done. 🙂

I hope they all come back again at some point.  If not because of the Sci-Fi event, then if they come here for some vacation. 🙂  There’s so much more of the island they haven’t seen.  And for those of us that know just how big Newfoundland is, they will be in for a treat if they do venture back.

I think the best part, albeit sad part too, was when we had to take them back to the airport for their trip home.  We didn’t leave right away, we had about an hour (or more) with them, but my daughter didn’t have school that day so she had to come with us.  I have pictures of her with each guest, and I want to personally thank you all for not ignoring her.  She enjoyed the whole experience, especially the poutine, lol.  Though, now when we have it as a treat she will sigh and say,, “I miss Musetta.”

If you get the chance to meet these awesome people, do so, you won’t be disappointed.

Well I’m being summoned by my daughter to watch a movie.  I doubt it will be any of the Hobbit movies, I got her drove nuts with them.  LOL

Until next time.

K.