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Monday, May 24, 2010

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Lately, I've been feeling a bit like the one kid who didn't get invited to the party.  In fact, if I'm being honest, I've been a bit of a sad sack in the last little while, and it's all because I live way out here at the end of the world and I don't get to go to CBC or the NATS convention.

CBC (The Casual Bloggers Conference) is going to be this weekend, and while I want to be happy for everyone who is going, every time I read a post about it I just feel left out.  Silly of me, since it's not like I wasn't invited.  It's just that I can't go.

The NATS convention (National Association of Teachers of Singing) is actually being held in Salt Lake City this year.  I've always wanted to attend one of these, but they've always been extremely far away from where I live.  And when it finally came to Salt Lake, I went and moved as far away as possible!  I keep seeing Facebook updates of friends who get to go and I am feeling rather envious.  And yes, left out.

I was planning on attending one of these events.  I hadn't decided which one yet, but then my niece got engaged and we decided to fly out for her wedding.  It was most important that we be present for that, as there will always be blogging conferences and NATS conventions and she will only be married once.

So even though this was a choice we made, and I'm glad that we made it, I'm still sad.

Sad because I can't meet so many of my wonderful blogging buddies.  Sad because if these events had happened last year, I would have been able to attend both of them because I actually lived in Utah.  Sad because not only are we clear out in Michigan, we are pretty low on discretionary income right now.

So, if you are going to either of these events, just think of poor little old me wishing I was there.

And have an amazing time.

Just for me.

17 comments :

  1. I know just how you feel! Ever since I read that there are only 7 kids in your primary, I've been thinking about you. You must feel pretty isolated and lonely. It's hard! Hugs!

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  2. We should do some kind of virtual CBC!

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  3. I'll miss you. Even though I've never met you. But still.

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  4. I'm not going to CBC either. Don't worry-some of us will remain in the blogger dark:)

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  5. I will absolutely think of you and wish you were with us.

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  6. I hear ya. I was going to the CBC, even bought a ticket, then my husband found out last week that he has to be in Germany this week for work. Which leaves me no child care, and a non-refundable ticket. I think I may be the only person living in UT who is not going to CBC!

    Sigh. We can sit at the non-cool kids' table together.

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  7. Let's meet up in Chicago sometime. Like a midwest CBC or something, only with no registration fees or actual meetings except restaurant chats and you can drive to it and maybe find a hotel on priceline or something.

    I'm a genius.

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  8. I wish you could go. I wish I could go too, but while I am here and not there (at cbc) I will think of you. :)

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  9. Yeah, so I'm not going to CB either. And that's okay.
    Next time, you find yourself in SL - email some of your fav bloggers and do a get together. I'll watch for my invite : )

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  10. Darn! Wish you were going to CBC, I'd love to meet all the bloggers I read.

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  11. I know just what you mean, and I hate feeling like that. I always feel propelled back to Jr. High. My simple solution? An ice cream sundae.

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  12. I am sorry you feel left out. Even though I have never met you I feel like I have.

    Been left out hurts. ;(

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  13. Sorry, Lara. And I'm with you. I'm not going either. My brother is speaking and I don't even get to go!!! I didn't get to go to Storymakers, either. So, all I can do is send big waves of empathy your way.

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  14. Not going...so you're not alone. :)

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  15. I wish I could go to the CBC too, but I'm way up here in north Idaho, not as far away as Michigan, of course, but with the state of Our discretionary funds, it might as well be. But everyone who can go, have fun! And next time, have it up north somewhere, why don't ya! ;-)
    And I like Steph's idea. Only in the Pacific Northwest . . .

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  16. You know, you're much closer to Poland than all those other bloggers. Just hop on a plane and we'll have our own conference. . .

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