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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Chic Assignments ~ April

Goodness, April is almost over. It's going by way to fast. I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter. I always to try to make sure that we continue to teach the children what's important about Easter. Christ has risen! 

I was able to find some baby's breath at the store. I was not sure if I would be able to its also prom month here in Indy and the baby's breath is always elusive.

My table at home

Okay, now let me share with you all on how I am doing on the Chic Assignments for April.

The first assignment was to listen to Schubert's Ava Maria. After seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral burn this was hard to listen too. That was so heartbreaking to me! I immediately starting thinking about all of the beautiful, historical buildings in our country. God, please protect them! We all enjoy them and honor them! 

I did, however, watch the video that Jennifer had on her site of the father singing it with his beautiful daughter watching. That lifted my spirits after seeing the news about the cathedral. 

The second assignment was to read poetry from author Percy B. Shelley. I did listen to the poem that Jennifer read on her blog but I also love Maya Angelou's poem called "Woman Work". I think we can all relate to this poem. 

The third assignment was to dress up for no reason. I live my life like this so it is not hard for me at all. I enjoy dressing up every day. Even on the weekends. It is truly amazing how much people pay attention to that. I wore a floral dress and cardigan to the grocery store this past weekend and people were stopping me everywhere saying how much they loved my dress. I told my daughter. People love seeing well-dressed people. I don't care how they act. People, deep down inside, love it!

Me in my floral dress and cardigan
If you are interested in this dress you may purchase it here.

And the last assignment was getting intentional rest. I try to make sure that I do this from time to time. A few years ago I realized that I did not take any personal days from work. Then one of my good friends who was a supervisor at the time said, "Don't worry about this place. The work will be here when you return". So now I take more personal days and enjoy my life. 

My office at home

And I spend them at home. I'll watch a movie with a cup of tea, read, run a few errands, visit an antique store. I really take time to relish in the things I love. 

Well, that is all from the chic assignments of Mrs. Shockley. Let me know what all you have been doing for the month of April. Being chic I hope!

Thanks for reading!!!

(photos via Mrs. Shockley)


  1. I also enjoy dressing up every day. When I'm especially dressed up, my co-worker has been known to tease me by asking if I'm going on an interview later for another job. It used to give me pause, but now I don't mind it so much. Especially because she likes to announce how she "used to" look nice every day when she was in her 20's, but now doesn't bother since she just sits in her office all day...

    Just like you mentioned, I always go through the entire year without using many vacation days at all! We're into late April and I haven't used a single day yet! I'm then left with a bunch of days in December I have to use or lose. Why don't I take a personal day every month? Our clients can wait a day... I'm greatly inspired by your message about taking time off to enjoy life!

    Kelsie - gar0190

    1. Hi Kelsie,
      That is too funny! People who usual say things like that are bothered by the fact that you care and they don't. Just keep moving forward.
      I hope that you start to taking time off especially if you have it to use. Enjoy your days even if you do anything at all. Thanks for stopping by Kelsie!