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Indulgences… A Question and a Contest
Saturday, August 15th, 2015

I’ve been a very busy girl lately—writing, publishing, promoting. And then yesterday, I took a break to go back-to-school shopping with my daughter and her kids. And now you mothers, who know that was no break, are snickering.

Picture this: three adults, two eleven-year-olds, a six-year-old, a two year-old… I was the person poised at the shop door to watch for escapees. We went to a mall and dared the shoe sale at Footlockers. All I can say is the 6-year-old was fastest. The 11-year-old girl took only fifteen minutes of real searching to find a shoe she loves. The boy? Good lord, he wore us down trying on every ugly shoe imaginable until he found a reasonable-ish Air Jordan. I remember why I shop for my flip-flops on Amazon.

So today, I think I need a truly stressless day. A “me” day. Since one of my simple pleasures is flea market hunting—I don’t consider it shopping because you can’t find the Xena action figures on the action figure aisle!—I think that’s where I’m going. If I have energy after a long soak in the pool.

My question to you, for a chance to win a free download of any book from Samhain backlist, is…

What is a simple pleasure you indulged in recently?

17 comments to “Indulgences… A Question and a Contest”

  1. Toni Whitmire
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 8:15 am · Link

    eating chocolates and reading a good book bibbiesparks@yahoo.com.



  2. Becky Merz
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 8:24 am · Link

    Besides reading? Refinishing furniture, well doors right now. Nobody bothers me when I do this.



  3. Delilah
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 8:54 am · Link

    Toni! Nice ones!

    Becky! I wish I was that handy! I look at old pieces of furniture and think about what could be done to make them pop. Then I fizzle thinking about all that sanding… :mrgreen:



  4. Karen
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 9:05 am · Link

    Hi Delilah! I had a pedicure earlier this week; that’s my splurge.



  5. Elizabeth Andrews
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 9:10 am · Link

    I get to indulge today–no one in the house but me, so I’m going to write all afternoon, and right now, Highlander is on my tv. 😀



  6. Pat Freely
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 10:44 am · Link

    My dog let me sleep 30 extra minutes!



  7. Laura
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 11:48 am · Link

    Ice cream, cake and reading.



  8. Lynne Rivet
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I indulge Chocolate or anything to do with chocolate!!



  9. Cynthia
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Going to my favorite crab house and eating shrimps and lobster!



  10. Michelle Willms
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I was able to float in the pool child-free for about 30 minutes a few days ago. That’s about the only simple pleasure I can remember. Oh, but it was pure, unadulterated bliss!



  11. Kim broom
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 5:19 pm · Link

    I got up early and went for a hour run with some girlfriends, great countryside no sqawking children absolutely bliss ????



  12. Jeanine Lesperance
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 6:25 pm · Link

    going the chair massage girl at my job….feels so good



  13. Jen B.
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I did a little shopping today at a local festival. I got some really cool, unique stuff. I don’t do it often because it is such an indulgence to spend money freely.



  14. Delilah
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 8:13 pm · Link

    I had so much fun at the flea market today! I bought two small hutches I plan to refurb into hanging altars; two strings of pretty beads—cream lentils and dark blue Czech glass rondelles; olive fabric I may use to make a shawl for my dd, or a skirt for a zombie doll, or a poppet; a yard of ugly orange and green fabric ribbon I have no idea what to do with (but it was only $0.25, so what the heck?); wooden buttons I want to decoupage and use in jewelry; and old watches I can disassemble for steampunk art parts. TREASURES! 😯 😳



  15. Elaine Swinney
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 9:51 pm · Link

    A hot bath and a glass of wine. Those are my favorite things it makes everything look better. I makes me feel good too. 🙂



  16. ButtonsMom2003
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      · August 15th, 2015 at 10:00 pm · Link

    I love going to flea markets/thrift stores but I haven’t done much of that lately. Reading is the thing I enjoy most these days. Tonight hubby and I helped 4 friends celebrate their birthdays when we went out to dinner with a bunch of friends (16 total people).



  17. Debbie Watson
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      · August 16th, 2015 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Blackberry cobbler and ice cream