I read a new-to-me term at Kym's blog today: JOMO or joy of missing out. She talks about how she disconnected from a lot of stuff (FB, Pinterest) and she hasn't committed to Book Bingo or Mystery KALs this summer. And it feels good.
I think I have a little JOMO too--I remember thinking "oooh I should do Book Bingo because the Internet says so" but you know what? I want to read what I want to read when I want to read it, and not worry about whether it checks off a box. And I'm not one of those people who WON"T check off a box if there are boxes to be checked.
There was also a gathering on Wednesday at my department at school where you were supposed to bring your lunch and then play lawn games during the lunch break. I didn't go. I have enough mixed feelings about my job that if I don't HAVE To be there, I don't want to be there. Well, one of my colleagues sent an email thanking the organizers and ending with "if you didn't come, you really missed something good." JOMO right there.
So yes, it is a nice JOMO summer. This really was the week of getting stuff done--I did a lot of yard work yesterday and the front of the house is looking good. I did some work, working on a regression analysis for a paper that actually worked like predicted (this almost never happens) and then Tim and I went to a new Indian place near our house.
This was kind of a new idea (although I think we had a similar experience at an Indian restaurant in Aukland. You walk in and there is a steam table with about ten different indian foods on it (you are behind a partition). You can then get three, five, or all you can eat items, for different costs--five items were $11. Naan is not included. I had rice, two different chickens, some vegetables, and a samosa. Tim had the spinach daal instead of the samosa. It was delicious and plenty of food and a little different from a buffet but good all the same.
And B is done! B is for Bolga, an Australian crane:
Weekend plans: out to the house to see what is new. This may be the last or second to last visit before we can occupy it. There were some issues last time so hopefully they're fixed.