Browsing Archive: February, 2009

The Neat Freak was late...

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, February 27, 2009, In : I am only human! 
Yesterday MomsMatter put on a lovely morning at Deano's in Durban North where over 100 ladies arrived to socialise and network. It was awesome and well done to Deb and Hayleigh.

MomsMatter gave me the opportunity to introduce Neat Freak and talk to the those present so I was set on arriving at 8a.m., giving me plenty of time to set up and be most organised ... but THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.

Since many roads in our fair city have been renamed and since I am from Westville and not Durban North, I drove...

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Despite the effort

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 23, 2009, In : I am only human! 
I had one of those nights last night - you know the one, where your child is ill and although you feel for them, you also wish they would hurry up and get better so you can go to sleep?

My son suffers from allergies to dust and I really try to keep his environment clean and dust-free but it is impossible to maintain. I wash his linen religiously, have his room wiped down once a week and have containers for all his toys so that dust doesn't collect on them.  Despite this he still has nights lik...
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Enjoying the journey

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
I feel so grateful to all those that have helped me start my neat freak journey. Although I am working long hours, I am thoroughly enjoying it because this is something I love doing.

I would like to thank Deb from MomsMatter in particular, because she has gone out of her way to assist and we seem to make a formidable team despite the fact that we have only ever met once!

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Hurrying about

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 9, 2009, In : I am only human! 
My philosophy with my kids is that they should organise their things for school themselves. It is important that they become more responsible. But last night I find myself hurrying about doing all sorts of things in their rooms and my husband comes into the room and asks me what I was doing? Had I forgotten the lessons that I try to teach everyone about?
I could only reply that I AM ONLY HUMAN and some days, the philosophy slips a little!

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I am being tested by technology

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, February 5, 2009, In : News 
The last four days have been insane in the Neat Freak house as technology has let me down BIG TIME. I cannot believe how much I have come to rely on the internet and email to keep me connected to life! 

As many others in our area, I had no ADSL or email because of broken or stolen lines. I went through serious withdrawals but am now finally somewhat restored. I say 'somewhat' because although I'm connected it is about as fast as a tortoise.

SO, bottom line, if you don't hear from me for a few ...

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