Thursday, September 8, 2011
8th 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.
Today has been such a busy day at work that I have been racking my brain to come up with even one chic mini-accomplishment to report. Here are a few I have scraped up.
Started my day with half a lemon squeezed into warm water. Lemons are so expensive to buy that I con my family into delivering them (from their own trees) whenever they come to town. My Aunty and Uncle turned up at our shop on the weekend bearing lemons, oranges and bantam eggs from their own property. Yay!
Kept my cool when inundated at the shop with the after-school crowd. Sometimes it's busy at that time and sometimes it's not. Today it was madhouse and I focused on making everyone feel looked after even as I virtually threw shoes at them to try on. Normally I like to be a bit more caring. A smile goes a long way in this situation.
Even though work was busy we are still having a home-cooked meal. It's in the oven as I type. I love stir-frys, but nothing beats a cooked-in-the-oven meal for ease. It's a bit like the slow-cooker only faster. Put it in, forget about it for an hour. Cook green veg at the end. In the meantime enjoy a tasty brandy.
Read this great quote in a womans weekly magazine tonight. My mother-in-law hands them on to me and I love reading them.
'A real star has manners, is gentle, beautiful and interesting and always has something to say'.
Lovely! It made me think of Audrey Hepburn for some reason.
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!