First off, I have had so much fun reading your comments from Tuesday’s blog post – I have had to restrain myself from hopping on to Ebay and ordering everything that you recommended… More on some of your obsessions next week.

Now for today. When my blog posts dwindle down to just a couple a week, you know that one of two things is happening:

  1. I have a book due in days, not months
  2. I’m traveling

And right now? It’s both.

 I am in rewrites of THE “WHAT’S FOR DINNER?” SOLUTION and on the road. 

OK – don’t feel too sorry for me. We are at Disneyland right now. At the Disneyland Hotel. In their renovated suites. Pictured below…

Yes – the headboard lights up.

And plays the song, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

If it wasn’t so cool, it would make me gag a little.

So Roger is happy to be in Disneyland, and our daughter Amanda is here too. We are meeting our girl Kimber for a wedding on Saturday. Everyone is happy.

Except me.

Because in order to take this little road trip, we had to board our puggle, Jake. And that just makes me all kind of sad.

It’s like taking your kid to preschool. Will he get along with the other kids? Will he eat his food? Does he miss me?

So my wonderful husband, knowing the puppy anxiety I have around leaving Jake, did something that only a rock star of a husband would do. He paid the extra five dollars a night to have the webcam activated in his sleeping room.

Overnight puppy care? Expensive.

Nighttime webcam? $5

Mommy’s peace of mind? Priceless


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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