Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    If I go on vacation, the only way they would be able to reach me is by posting a comment on GoComics someplace. That is, if they knew I was here. I Never mention GoComics, so they don’t know, heh heh heh.

  2. sky4forums

    sky4forums said, over 3 years ago

    I had friend go on vacation once who issued a memo about how to contact him if necessary – I will be on a Scout canoe camping trip in Canada. If you need to reach me, here are the military grid coordinates to give Canadian Search & Rescue to send the helicopter to. Be advised that every member off the troop has agreed to claim that nobody knows me. See you in three weeks.

  3. Isla Guapa

    Isla Guapa said, over 3 years ago

    And that’s how vacations should be – no work. no worries!

  4. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty bad when Cathy looks like the sane one in this comic. Of course, after that ridiculous arc with Irving’s reunion …

    HI, MOM. Happy Sunday, Clan.

    P.S. I’ve finally caught up on all the strips from while I was away. Whew!

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    I agree that vacations should be a time to get away from it all. Unfortunately, catching up when you return is a pain though (right, rgcviper? ;-)), so I understand those who check email while away.

    Hello Cathy clan!! Glad to be back although now I’m in the same situation as rgcviper where I need to go back and catch up on Cathys! My trip was good – got some cleaning done at my mom’s although it was just scratching the surface. I did bring a carload of stuff back, so that helped.

    @ Anona Mouse – I got the package yesterday when I returned. Thank you!!! So excited to read your books and thank you for the lovely inscriptions! They all made me smile, just like your posts! :-)

  6. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a shame that when people try to get away from work to rest and recharge, work doesn’t WANT to let them get away in order to do so . . . not even for a just a few short undisturbed days!!!!! :-(


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: Welcome back, soul sister! We missed you here while you were gone. Did you have a good time visiting your mom?


    Hello and Happy Sunday, fellow “Cathy” clan. Hope everyone’s been having a really nice weekend so far!

  7. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @lightenup @lightenup

    Welcome back, lightenup! You’ve earned a few minutes putting your feet up now.


  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, most of it. We did take a day off to go to the pool and visit with my best friend. Another 1/2 day we went to the zoo. But other than that, I helped her. She is 77 and has a lot of health issues. She’s on a waiting list to get into assisted living, and of course the place she’ll be moving into is much smaller than her house. So she really needs to get rid of a lot of stuff. Some of it can be given away, but some of it is family things that my sister or I want to keep. A lot is just things that she doesn’t have the energy to go through and organize. Either way, she needs help. I guess it’s better to do it now while she’s alive and able to tell us about what we’re going through.

    You’re right, not much fun, but it has to be done.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Hi there, sis!!! I missed you all too! I still need to go back through the days I was gone to see what I missed. I’m sure Irving’s reunion was a blast! ;-)

    Although I worked every day (it wasn’t that bad because my mom handled a lot of cooking or we ate out, which took that responsibility off my hands), it was nice to hear the stories about things in her china cabinet (we concentrated on the dining room). Plus, I feel like we got some other things organized for her and she was extremely grateful. A good feeling!

    The bad part (and I’m sure many can relate) was when I found out that my sister has already claimed the good furniture in the house. I was really upset when I found that out, but after my mom and I talked about it, she now understands my side of it. She says she will make my sister decide between the two best items so she can’t have both. My sister will throw a holy fit, I’m sure, and will be furious with me, but I don’t care. Granted, things may not change, but at least I was heard. Sigh… this stuff sucks.
    I guess it’s good that we’re doing this while my mom can referee, but it’s still depressing.
    (Sorry for the long post. It was an emotional trip, I guess)

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    @Anona Mouse

    Thanks! I’m trying! I’ve spent half the day trying to straighten up and get my own life in order (after trying to get my mom’s life in order), and I’ve only ended up with a long to-do list. :-) One step at a time, I suppose…
    Now onto email…

  11. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Welcome back lightenup — sorry you had to work your whole vacation, but it’s better to get the sorting done now while your Mom can have some input than to spend the rest of your life not speaking to your sister (as has happened in some families I know).

  12. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, my sister and I don’t really get along or talk much anyway, so this won’t make much of a difference. Yes, it’s kinda sad that we don’t get along as adults, but she’s always mean to me and our mom so I’ve gotten to the point where I just don’t feel like I need to take it. Granted, I’m not mean back to her, but I have zero desire to talk to her or see her. Ah, family… ;-)

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