Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. millie p

    millie p said, over 3 years ago

    On that basis you throw out all your summer clothes in Winter, and all your winter clothes in Summer …I bet her mother doesn’t do that!

  2. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, and the problem I have is that I don’t dress up very much, so I have a bunch of clothes that I don’t wear for a long time, but then I’ll need them for an event. And I don’t want to go shopping every time I’m invited somewhere or have something that I need to look nice for.
    Also, I can’t read my newspaper in one day, so it might sit around for a couple of days before I get to it.

    Good morning, Cathy clan!! Happy Friday!

  3. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    Her mom’s ideas work in theory, I have a couple of newspapers I save because my daughter was in them for the spelling bee, and even my older son and myself made it in one of them with her. As for the clothes, I would say get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in a year and know you’re not going to wear it again.

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    Good morning Cathy Crew! TGIF!!!

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t bother with magazines and newspapers anymore because I can get that stuff online. But I do have many issues of cooking magazines from years ago since cooking and eating never go out of style.

  6. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    l almost mistook you for Cathy, until you said that you didn’t want to go shopping every time you’re invited somewhere or have something that you need to look nice for. Cathy would use that as an excuse to go shopping, and run with it!

  7. catsarge

    catsarge said, over 3 years ago

    I’m surprised that Mom is anti-hoarding. Seems as if Cathy would have taken after Mom. I do let magazines and newspapers stack up until I’ve at least had a chance to flip through them — it’s like I can’t let written things in my house go unread! I finally broke down and got a Kindle, and it’s useful, but I still prefer the book, magazine, or newspaper in my hands.
    Here’s to a wonderful weekend for all the great folks in the Cathy Clan / Corner / Crew!

  8. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Ussd newspaper is good for lots of stuff. I have a pile of it, but at least it is in the closet. The same closet I have to be careful how I open. lol Happy Friday all.

  9. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    With Cathy’s mom being such a minimalist neat-freak, it makes me wonder how Cathy managed to become such a shopaholic hoarder? Or . . . maybe I just answered my own question!!! I think they’re BOTH whack-a-doos — just on completely opposite ends of the spectrum from each other!!!!!




    Hi, rgcviper!


    Susan: I left a message for you over at C&H. Have you seen it yet???


    Hi, lightenup! Hope you’re feeling better today. You know . . . people being less mean . . . kids being more obedient . . . your back giving you less pain . . . etc., etc.!!!


    Hello and Happy Friday, fellow “Cathy” fanatics. Hope you had a really great day and that you have an even better weekend!!!!! :-)

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks, Sis!! People are being less mean, which is huge… we’re working on the kids, but we all know that takes time ;-)… and the back is slowly getting there – next week I’m going for a massage because the muscles feel sore. Life is looking up, although I’d just like it to slow down a little!! :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Hey!! ;-) You know, I wish I were a guy when it comes to clothing and shoes (although my husband has a lot of shoes). I wish I could wear the same khaki pants and polo shirt to an evening outing that I wear to work (like he does), but it doesn’t look very good (believe me, I’ve tried). And for his sister’s wedding in June, he can pull out the same nice pants that he wears to dinners with the boss, wear the same oxford button-down that he wears to work and a tie and he’s good. Meanwhile, my MIL insisted that I wear something nice, which meant I had to go buy it. Although it was a nice pantsuit that I should be able to wear again, but it will sit in my closet for over a year, I’m sure. If this makes me like Cathy, so be it…

  12. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    I tried to use old newspapers as garden mulch, but when I did, the slugs thought I’d sent them a personal invitation and they haven’t left since!

  13. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 3 years ago

    Tonight I’m actually on Cathy’s side. Has the world gone mad?

    HI, MOM. Regarding your comment of “I think they’re BOTH whack-a-doos” … one question. “You THINK??” Ha.

    Happy Friday, Clan.

  14. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mom seems a little OCD here. It takes me much longer than a day to read some of the long articles in newspapers and magazines. I don’t buy the paper everyday anymore so that helps and I also have to really want something in it to buy a magazine. Clothes do pile up, but I’m getting better at getting rid of them. I also still wear a lot of my old clothes, so no need to throw them out. I don’t mind being like Cathy sometimes.

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