Tuesday, February 18, 2014

5 {Favourite} Stages of Edel Gathering Denial and Acceptance


For today's 5 Favourites I thought I'd take you through the Five Stages of Edel Conference Denial and Acceptance.  (Okay, there might be more than 5 stages).

When we first heard about the conference, I think everyone experienced a little of :


1)  Then there was the announcement of the price and I know I wasn't alone in feeling a little:


and maybe a few moments of:


2) Then everyone started to tell you they were going and you tried to play it cool:



But were really feeling more like this:


3) Then you have a moment of clarity:


4) You crunch the numbers again, hit that order button and announce calmly  "I'm Going to Edel!" while doing a little happy dance:



All the while imagining that your blogging friends are doing this when they see your announcement:


5)  And from then on you're riding the happy cloud:



Oh my goodness, folks.  I'm going to the Edel Gathering.... {um... anyone want to buy a book so I can actually afford it?}
But the big question is.... Will I see you there?

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36 comments:

  1. I'm still playing it cool...We'll see if I get to the next step when everyone starts posting about their plans and recaps. I may have to skip some online time ;) Hope you have a wonderful time

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  2. I'm still playing it cool too, but we'll see if I start chucking laptops when the time comes! I saw the price and I thought, "I can swing that" but then I started tallying flights and hotels and everything and I realized my husband was probably not going to be on board with me dropping that kind of cash so that I could have cocktails with my internet friends :) Maybe next time!

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    1. I told Ben "I figured it out, it's coming out of my money.... and after the year I just had I decided I deserve it" ;) Luckily he agreed with me.

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  3. Sadly I'm still in the computer punching stage, which is where I'll probably stay ... I figure toting along two 7 month old babies isn't very practical!

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    1. Sigh. Me too (but only one baby).

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    2. I'd totally help out in the baby toting if I could =) But I understand completely!

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  4. I wish I could go!!!! Family vacation in Michigan at the same time... so I guess I'm in the denial/ playing it cool camp foooooorrrrrrrrreeevvveeeeerrrrrr.

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  5. haha, this is so true and so funny! Thankfully, we were able to make it work and my friend Amy and I will be there God willing :) Can't wait to meet everyone :)

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  6. Yeah, I'm definitely in the computer punching stage still. Playing it cool would require that I be cool...which I am not

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  7. I'd love to be there, but travelling from Seattle with a six-week-old infant didn't seem like the most prudent decision...especially since at six weeks postpartum I'm usually just starting to leave the house again...But HAVE FUN!

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    1. That doesn't sound like too good of a time either - it's a long trip. I'm gunning for an Edel North next year =)

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  8. This is fantastic! And thanks to a ridiculously awesome husband I'm at Stage 5! See you there!

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    1. Me too.... I may or may not have ordered my ticket without getting his final word. Luckily I had figured out how to afford it from my own expenses. He got home that night and I basically met him at the door with "So.... I'm going to Texas this summer".

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  9. This could not be more perfect or true!

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  10. This is the best summary of feelings EVER!!! :)

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    1. ALL the FEELS! Thank you, it was fun to put together

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  11. I'm stuck at 2... I have a feeling I'll be staying there since it's so close to when Paul takes the bar...

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    1. Cammie you'll have so much on your plate this summer! Maybe we can send FedEx you some TexMex (and a jumbo virgin Margarita!)

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  12. Amazing! I just stumbled onto your blog from Bonnie's Five Favorites and your list is totally accurate....I would have been stuck in #1 and #2 except for my hubs getting a bonus right before Valentine's day and the fact that I live about 2 hours from Austin and there's a sofa I can crash on once I get there. Guess I'll see you there :)

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    1. Welcome! Stay awhile =) You're so lucky to be so close AND have a place to crash - this is pretty much my birthday, Christmas, most of my personal spending money and anything I make selling my books account now =)

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  13. Love this! Spot on... and I will see you there, too! :) Hooray!

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    1. So many people to meet - and I have a friend who swears there are no young, fun Catholic people in the country! I'm out to prove her wrong!

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  14. Just jealous.... but happy for you.... but mostly jealous.

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    1. I'm trying to figure out how you can fit into my friend Michaela's luggage. And if not you, maybe you can just send me Nora ;) I'll take her with a side of Gus and Jimmy.

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  15. This is hilarious! The guy in the rain really cracked me up. Looking forward to meeting you, Molly!:)

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    1. "The Guy In The Rain"! Hehe, you need to introduce a little "Doctor Who" into your life =) After all Catholics LOVE Doctor Who http://mollymakesdo.blogspot.com/2013/05/7-qts-why-catholics-love-dr-who.html

      Can't wait to meet everyone! (of course this introvert will need to stay home for a month afterwards to recover from the socializing)

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  16. Haha, I've loved this all week Molly! It's so perfect.

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  17. I'm really glad you're going--I'd so be there, if I had to beg, borrow, and steal--if I were in the country, that is. I'll try to send some book business your way. xx

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