Cat's Cafe by Matt Tarpley for February 07, 2022

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    arolarson Premium Member 12 months ago

    You did Possum…a start is very good! “The longest journey begins with a single step.” (Why is it that inspirational quotes are always so fatuous?”)

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    akachman Premium Member 12 months ago

    Well done!

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 12 months ago

    Making the bed isn’t the most important task.

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    GSD Mom Premium Member 12 months ago

    Some times, doing matters more than how much. You did something – when battling depression, that’s huge!

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    prairiedogdance Premium Member 12 months ago

    A well fluffed pillow is a beautiful thing.

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    stairsteppublishing  12 months ago

    A made bed sleeps better. Ah, fresh sheets on a bed is even better.

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    Chris  12 months ago

    whatever works. :)

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    fuzzybritches  12 months ago

    OK, let’s face it, I do like to crawl into a made bed, but still, I understand—and occasionally follow—the philosophy of “why make it when I’m only going to mess it up again.”

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    diskus Premium Member 12 months ago

    One step, one foreward.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 12 months ago

    I might make the bed if my cat ever gets off of my lap!

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    Hydrohead  12 months ago

    There is some scientific evidence that an unmade bed is healthier. Being unmade allows the bed to dry out more between sleep sessions. I have not made my bed since Middle School.

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    Janet Gamble Premium Member 12 months ago

    Thumbs up!

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    christineracine77  12 months ago

    Way to go! I can relate. I did a little more toward making the bed than usual yesterday, as I changed the sheets. I was able to spread the top sheet out, but tucking the foot end under the mattress was too monumental a task, so I left it and felt pleased that I had gotten as far as I did.

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    JMG316  12 months ago

    One step at a time! ❤️

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    abstractaayush  12 months ago

    I really wonder what’s going to happen inside of Cat’s Cafe this Valentine’s Day!

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    Sue Ellen  12 months ago

    Fluffing pillows is hard work, and you did it well little ‘possum. Reframe your thinking by considering that the bed isn’t “messy,” it is “comfy.”

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    ajwaldtwo  12 months ago

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.Really glad you have started! Welcome back!

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    Robert Wilson Premium Member 12 months ago

    Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things if you make the bed at 7am or 1pm? I think not!

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    cemunsey Premium Member 12 months ago

    …and that’s how you do it. One small little task done, and celebrate completing it.

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    Perkycat  12 months ago

    Good for you, Possum. You are encouraging! This is so me! I get overwhelmed by all I have to do. Finally I do one thing and it feels so good. Encourages me to do more. I find if I write my tasks down, they don’t seem like that much……and I wonder why I was stressed about these few things. And, as was said above, the world is not going to end if I don’t get it all done.

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    Snowy  12 months ago

    You did very good, Possum!

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    BaconBoyCamper  12 months ago

    We are here, with you, on this new journey.

    Deep Peace, Matt (and Possum)!

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    Kitty Katz  12 months ago

    Well begun is half done.—Poor Richard

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 12 months ago

    Welcome back Matt, as usual you hit the nail on the head. Not everyone sees how self care is a struggle. Thank you!

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    Diana Gregory Premium Member 12 months ago

    <3 Or you get cats, and never make the bed because they rule the house and should never be disturbed.

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    crazeekatlady  12 months ago

    My cats would track litter into the bed if I didn’t make it. I am NOT sleeping in litter!

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    Rosabell  12 months ago

    It is SOoooo Good to see you back! When I was in a very dark place a wise person said “just take one step forward to start momentum”. Then I know I can take another step when I’m ready. And then another step… Wishing you many blessings on your journey back. One step at a time.

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    Shikamoo  12 months ago

    Yes, that is very good. One step at a time.

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    GameTime!  12 months ago

    today is my birthday

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    johny longback  12 months ago

    I can SO relate to this post. I love all the “small victory” comments. I also love this comic and can’t wait for some featuring my favorite character……

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    SquawkTron  12 months ago

    10% of making the bed, or any impossible task, is better than none at all.

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    coffeemom88  12 months ago

    Yes, you did fine!!

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    La Gata Loca  12 months ago

    This is totally me—cleaning my room, my desk, going through my email…. dealing with life in general!

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    noreenklose  12 months ago

    To all my friends on go comics

    Have a GREAT day!!!

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    Ultimate cat lover 0717  12 months ago

    Cat cafe is so adorable!

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    La Gata Loca  12 months ago

    Happy Valentine’s Day (belatedly)!

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    o'k  12 months ago

    watch this ppl

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    ivywasdf  12 months ago

    Me whenever I make my bed

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    catmom1360 Premium Member 12 months ago

    The good news is I make my bed every day. The bad news is I have not changed my sheets for a couple of months. It’s very difficult to do that because of my age (80), back and nerve pain. I have no one to help me. I’m waiting for a good day and then I will do it. In the past, it has taken me about an hour and a half.

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    Perkycat  12 months ago

    Just passing by after making my bed. Hope you are doing okay Matt Tarpley.

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    ncrist  11 months ago

    Thank you, Matt♡

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    stairsteppublishing  11 months ago

    Matt, I miss you and the Cafe gang.

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    coffeemom88  11 months ago

    Sending ((((( hugs )))))

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 11 months ago

    How to fold a fitted sheet.

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    joegee  11 months ago

    You did greatpossum! I hope that your well Matt

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    Josequeen   11 months ago

    We miss you, Matt! ❤️

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    ni notto  11 months ago

    Everyone needs motivation nowadays.

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    ajwaldtwo  11 months ago

    We’re with you Matt! One foot in front of the other!

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    stairsteppublishing  11 months ago

    Please come back. We miss you so much.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 11 months ago

    Funny/odd story. I struggle with procrastination because of my emotional health too. I was going to buy a new mattress topper because the one I have is over 10 years old and I’ve been waking up with bad lumbar pain which I learned in my research can be a result of a bad or and old mattress. Today I took the foam topper off only to realise that the mattress under it, which is like new because of the topper, has a pillow top on it already. I’m really looking forward to a restful sleep tonight. Praying the mattress is all I need. I hope you start to feel safe and secure again Matt, you’re missed in here. I love your content. After spending a week with my daughter I had to go home and be alone. I didn’t realise how much I missed her until I spent the good part of a week with her and it killed me, I was so lonely. I try to tell myself I’m better off but it’s so difficult that I wasn’t getting any work done either but as soon as I got busy I felt better. I hope you find what you need to get well. The book Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. Jon Townsend and their other books, Safe People, Changes That Heal and so on have been very helpful

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