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 ❤

This & That

Typical me

Well apparently nothing exciting happened during the whole month of July that warranted me to not write about it.

It’s funny actually.  I could be on the phone and talk to friends for hours on end, but to write a simple blog about my adventures eludes me. LOL.

So, besides the last day of school for my kids, as well as my oldest going to his graduation, we’ve launched our boat about 15 minutes away to get it ready for the food fishery.  Have to stock up on fish for the winter.

Then we made a list if things or places we wanted to see or visit on our camping trip.  Which didn’t happen due to crappy weather.  But we have awesome friends who took us in for the 4 days that we were supposed to be roughing it.  And with hubby back to work now, we might have to wait for a long weekend to go camping in the tent.

As much as the kids (and yes, me too) love our tech, camping was one thing that we loved doing to unplug from social media and connect with each other.  Then again, we can do that at any time really, if we put our minds to it.

I certainly need to unplug if I’m going to get any amount of writing done.  And this being the 2nd of August, I really need to summon more willpower to stay offline long enough to get both books done.

Yes, I said both.  And I know I’ve blogged about the fact that I’m writing 2 stories at the same time.  I’m either insane or smart.  The jury’s still out on that one. LOL

Either way, I’ll try to keep everyone up to date with what I’m doing.  If you are interested that is.  But in any case, off I go to get more chapters written.  I’m on chapter 5 of the sequel and chapter 5 of the other one.  I still have a ways to go with the other one, but I don’t think the sequel will have as many pages as the first.  But I’m hoping to stretch it out.  Gotta love Microsoft Word.  It helps me with any editing or typos that I miss the first time around.

Anyway, until next time.

Have a great day.

K ❤