Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Some of those are kinda shallow reasons for “making it all worthwhile.”

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    In Cathy’s case, dope — er, I mean, hope — springs eternal! eye roll

  3. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    Oh, I don’t know — if you’re not married and don’t have any kids, what’s going to motivate YOU to keep going at work, especially on a bad day?

  4. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    And part of the reason that Cathy never got the beachfront cottage or a European vacation (other than the trip to Paris that she took with her mother years ago) is that she spends all of her money at the mall and just kind of passively expects the universe to drop the rest into her lap without any effort on her part.

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Cathy has a photo of an organized bathroom cabinet on her desk?? Ever wonder why you keep getting passed over for that promotion, Cathy? Hmm, something to ponder…

    Good morning, Cathy clan! Counting down the days to our last cheerleading competition this weekend… Can’t wait until it’s done and I can have my life back! Sigh, the things we do for our loved ones…
    Hope you all are doing well! hendelca, how are you doing?

  6. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Cathy actually got something organized. lol Hang in there lightenup. They payoff will come. Happy day all.

  7. catsarge

    catsarge said, over 3 years ago

    On MY desk: a calendar with pay days highlighted. And that’s what makes it all worthwhile.

    Here’s to a Terrific Tuesday for all members of the Cathy Clan!

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    This reminds me of all those lame Christmas Themed sit-coms where somebody says at the end, “… and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?” and, really, it’s not.
    and just what is life all about? What makes those things and people worth doing what you hate to make a living?
    What’s the meaning of ‘Life, the Universe and Everything?’

  9. Olongapojoe

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  10. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    While I haven’t worked outside my house since August 2001, when I DID work, I always kept 2 of my favorite photos in the whole world of my husband and me on my desk — one from our wedding, and one from our Hawaiian honeymoon. Those pictures were like a life-line that kept ME going on a lot of really bad days stuck in a completely depressing, unhappy, unfulfilling, dead-end job for the 3 years that I worked in that hell-hole (before I finally, happily got laid off from there!). So while I think it’s kind of stupid for Cathy to keep a photo of an organized bathroom cabinet on her desk (as opposed to a cute picture of Electra, instead) . . . I’ll just simply say: “Hey! Whatever makes you happy and helps you get through your day until you can go home again!!!!!”


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: Glad to hear there’s at least ONE light at the end of your tunnel with the upcoming end of cheerleader competitions this weekend (at least for a while anyhow!). Hopefully there are many more “lights” to come for you!!! ;-)


    Hello and Happy Tuesday, “Cathy” clan. Hope everyone had a really nice day today!

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Thank you, GretchensMom – you’re so sweet as always!!
    I mostly came back tonight because I’m so sad for one of Jr’s friends. Apparently her father died this past weekend, which we found out today. So we spent half of the afternoon talking about her friend and what she’s going through (I can’t imagine what a suddenly fatherless 10-year-old is thinking, but I tried to say something rational). Not the conversations I was expecting today… so sad!!

  12. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So right Mom!!
    So sorry lightenup — good that you are talking with Jr about her sadness.
    What makes it all worthwhile for me is when my clients say that their lives are getting better because of the sometimes very difficult therapy they are doing.

  13. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 3 years ago

    AACK—I’m pretty sure my [eye-roll] tonight registered on the Richter Scale.

    HI, MOM. Hello, Clan.

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