Monday, September 26, 2011

26th Day in a Chic September

For the month of September I plan to document daily steps I have taken towards a chic, elegant and healthy life. My goal is to keep uppermost in my mind the kind of life I want to live. I will be focusing on all the small things I do each day that lead me towards my goal, rather than away from it.

Here are today’s mini-chic accomplishments:

Had homemade soup and salad for lunch. I had already made both, the soup last week and the salad yesterday, so they were faster than fast food and faster even than walking to the cafe around the corner. And cheaper. And healthier.


Was self-protectively aloof today when a few customers were being annoying, saying unthoughtful things. Usually to show them I am friendly and non-threatening, I answer a rude remark with a joke or reinforcing what they are saying.

Today I decided to rise above it and ignore them, in a pleasant way of course. I decided I didn't need to dignify their remark with a response, as the saying goes.

I also plan to use this strategy elsewhere. I don't need to respond to something if it bothers me, just to keep the peace. I can choose to be silent and just smile. I don't sulk though, sulking is horrid.


Am going to bed in the next ten minutes and having a beautiful early night. Daylight saving started yesterday. I always get the ways mixed up and went to bed late only to have to get up an hour earlier. I was fine at work, but my wheels fell off quickly when I arrived home.

Bonne nuit!


If you feel like you want to make September a chic month for you as well, please join me. You are welcome to share your mini-chic accomplishments for the day (or the previous day if you read in the morning) in the comments section. It would be lovely to have you along for the ride!


  1. I need to adopt your "strategy" more frequently! Very chic.

  2. Daylight savings is the worst. Is there even a point to it anymore?

    Interesting tactic you took at work today. Something to think about.

    When does Baby Jessica arrive home?

  3. It took me a long time to learn that not responding to thoughtless comments is often the best recourse. Why step down to their level? xxBliss

  4. I find nasty comments very difficult to let go of...
    I tell myself that the person is just having a hard day or something must be amiss in their life.

    I will try to use your tactics and see if they will work for me.

    Your soup and salad fast lunches are inspiring me to make a batch of chicken soup with the carcass that I have in the fridge.

  5. Rebecca, I am learning to remember it myself also.

    Marsi, I'm picking Jessica up after we move at the end of October so she doesn't have to move twice. I wish she was here now though.

    Bliss, so true. And sometimes comments aren't even thoughtless, just dumb, like they are opening their mouth and all thoughts in their head are flowing out without censor. Why would I waste my time?

    Hostess, me too. Even knowing 'it says more about them than it does about me' doesn't make it easier to forget them.

  6. Why are people so nasty and insolent sometimes? Good for you for ignoring it - one of the great things that comes with age for many of us is the ability to recognize that poor behavior in others is their problem and not to take it personally, even though sometimes it's hard not to.

  7. Adrienne, they weren't nasty, but sometimes people don't think about how they will sound. I agree, I care less each year what others think!

  8. chic equal to Zen Attitude sometimes. Let go, wash it away, do not pick up stupids things that will not enhance our life.
    madame chic is Always there with a pleasant smile, at times just in silence when there is nothing else to say. Save power for yourself.


Merci for your comment. Wishing you a chic day!

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