Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Luxurious

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question, What is your favourite indulgence?  

Indulgences can come in many forms.  Seeing that i battled my weight for over 30 years, it's no wonder my first thought was food as an indulgence.  Even though i now try to eat healthfully, i do still enjoy a bit of coconut milk "ice cream" once in so often.

Restaurant meals can be an indulgence -- as i noted once, when we were being seated, since i don't have to cook it and clean up after it, any table in the restaurant will do!

My idea of an indulgence has expanded to include what one friend has called "feets up!" time.  Any day where i can lean back, put my feet up, and do a crossword puzzle feels like an indulgent day to me.

Our yearly family vacation is an indulgence, one where i get to spend time inspecting the insides of my eyelids for cracks.  That's one of my favorite things to do while on vacation!

Going on my yearly sanity retreat is an indulgence, and so is going to meet my friend Script whenever she is within driving distance.

Work makes every day off seem like a luxury, too.  If i have no place to be on that day off and can sleep in, i've hit the jackpot!

Indulgences are in the eye of the beholder, and can be large or small.  Most days, i try to enjoy the small things and remember that a lot of what we take for granted today was a big luxury not so long ago.

Today is:

Aizu Higan Shishi/Sanbiki Shishimai -- Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan (lion dances to mark the end of winter)

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are 

Ann Arbor Film Festival -- Ann Arbor, MI, US (independent digital, 16mm and 35mm films, including experimental film; through Sunday)

Back Badge Day -- Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army

Birth of Benito Juarez, a Fiestas Patrias -- Mexico (trad.)

Common Courtesy Day -- commonly listed on this day on many sites, with no origin given, but it's not a bad idea!

Einmanudur Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)
     Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

Fragrance Day and Flower Day -- the first full day of spring

Harmony Day -- Australia (managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

Human Rights Day -- South Africa

Independence Day -- Namibia(1990)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- UN

Memory Day -- internet based, to examine the use of memory aids throughout history

Mother's Day -- most Arabic nations

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)

National French Bread Day

National Single Parent Day -- US (by Presidential designation in 1984; originally sponsored by Parents Without Parners, on the date of their inception in 1957)

National Tree Planting Day -- Lesotho

Paper Dress Day -- the paper dress was introduced as part of an ad campaign by the Scott Paper Co. on this day in 1966

Save the Florida Panther Day -- FL, US

Shunki-Korei-Sai -- Shinto (rite to honor ancestral spirits, around the vernal equinox)

Spring Fairy Fun Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Nicholas of Flue's Day (Patron of councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, magistrates, parents of large families, Pontifical Swiss Guards, separated spouses, Switzerland)

World Down Syndrome Day -- UN

World Forest Day/International Day of Forests and the Trees -- UN

World Puppetry Day 

World Poetry Day -- UNESCO

Youth Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today:

James T. Kirk, 2233
Ronaldinho, 1980
Kevin Federline, 1978
Matthew Broderick, 1962
Rosie O'Donnell, 1962
Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1960
Gary Oldman, 1958
Eddie Money, 1949
Timothy Dalton, 1944
Peter Brook, 1925
Julio Gallo, 1910
John D Rockefeller III, 1906
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1882
Florenz Ziegfeld, 1867
Modest Mussorgsky, 1839
James Jesse "King Strang" Strang, 1813
Benito Juarez, 1806
Francis Lewis, 1713
Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie(Film), 1982
"Stop the Music"(Radio show), 1948

Today in History:

The Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the "True Cross" to Jerusalem, 630
Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku, 1188
3,000 Jews are killed in the Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany, 1349
n Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake, 1556
Czar Peter the Great begins his tour through West, 1697
Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1788
With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché, 1800
Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law, 1804
The Bahá'í calendar begins, 1844
An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000, 1857
The Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the first in the US, is incorporated, 1859
Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone, 1871
Loretta Walsh becomes the first female US Navy Petty Officer, 1917
Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight, 1928
Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans,' 1935
Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1952
Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, 1970
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research, 1985
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon, 1999
The first full face transplant is performed by surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard formally apologizes to people affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s through 1970s, 2013


  1. They are also my indulgence. It is good to be reminded to enjoy and appreciate the little enjoyment we have everyday and not take them for granted. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Indulgences are definitely a personal, individual things. I agree, wee do need to indulge, sometimes. It keeps us in balance. And the effects are wonderful therapy! Enjoy your day. Mimi! Hugs.

  3. Those are all great indulgences. I gave up chocolate for Lent so I look forward to Easter to indulge in that :)

  4. I thought I had beaten my weight problem but after my mom died, I stated gaining again. I'm fighting it again.
    Indulgence, cruising is my one Indulgence. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. The older I get and the fewer years ahead almost everything becomes an indulgence.

  6. My biggest indulgence up until recently was food. I need to find another indulgence.

  7. Boating is my indulgence. I love boating more than most anything else. Then there is reading and I do that no matter where I am. That's my second indulgence.

    Have a fabulous day and I hope you find time today to indulge in something you love. ☺

  8. As I age, the little indulgences become the best.

  9. "feets up" LOVE that. And if that's all I get most days, that's still gold! It is the small things truly. A cup of coffee and gazing at my garden will be my most favourite indulgence soon.

  10. You listed some awesome indulgences here, time to do whatever you most enjoy is truly one of the nicest of all!


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