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  1. 3 days ago on Free Range

    Liverlips: That’s probably because you wouldn’t have been the first one to complain about a truly inedible meal that day ….. or maybe even that week! ;-)

  2. 5 days ago on Cathy

    Cookies, biscuits, bones ….. and the fact that neither Cathy nor Irving like taking their dogs for walks and will make up every excuse in the book not to do so ….. well, it’s no wonder poor Electra and Vivien are so pudgy! :-(

    Meanwhile ….. I had hoped G.C.‘s new look would bring about some other much-needed changes too, like the ability to look at the whole box as you’re typing a comment so you can see everything at once before posting it but it looks like that is still a no-go. Bummer. (Although interestingly enough, when I re-read my comment and found a really glaring grammatical error in it I didn’t like, causing me to do a copy and paste into a new box in order to make a correction before re-posting it, it gave me the entire box to work with the second time. Go figure!)


    Hi, rgcviper! :-)

    lightenup: I just now left you a really long-ass message on the 7/11 board. Sorry about that and for the amount of time it took me to leave it. With all the basement work we’re doing during the day and the fact that I can’t concentrate to write anything once the t.v. goes on in the evening, it took me this long to finally get it posted. Hope Jr. has a great week at band camp and your week alone with Lil is a really fun one for you both! :-)


    Hello and Happy Monday, fellow Cathy fans. Hope everyone had a really great weekend and a very nice day today too. :-)

  3. 5 days ago on Cathy

    LOL, girlfriend! :-D I know what you mean! ;-)

  4. 5 days ago on Cathy

    There are closets to be reconfigured because of storage (or rather, lack there of) issues; holes in the walls to be repaired; every single painted surface in this big-ass 2-story house needs a fresh coat because the current one is old and tired; pictures still need to be hung; and furniture (like a new entertainment center) needs to be bought to replace everything we sold before we moved so that I can finally unpack the rest of our boxes that have been sitting around in the way ever since we got here ….. which will be one year ago next month!

    Then, next Spring, we’ve got a new culvert, driveway and sidewalk to put in leading to the basement to make getting my mother to and from places easier than forcing her at the age of 82 to go up and down a flight of stairs every time we need to take her somewhere. Then, there’s a screened-in patio for her and a new covered deck for us to build too.

    The list of things still needing to be done seems endless and it’s positively exhausting just thinking about it. But once it is, I’ll let you know. Then the next time you’re pass-ing through the Banks Crossing outlet mall area, we can arrange to meet for lunch or whatever. It would be so nice to finally meet my “soul sister from a different set of parents” and something I’m greatly looking forward to doing someday in the future. ;-)

    But until then, love and hugs, Sis!

  5. 5 days ago on Cathy

    But you’ve got all of us here on “Cathy’s Corner” to talk and vent to any time you want and we’ll always be here with listening ears and kind words on those trying days because everyone needs that kind of love and support in their life — even if it’s from people you’ve never met but have become “friends” with over the years through a shared common interest like this one.

    And I’m still hopeful that we’ll get to meet in person one of these days now that I’m living in Georgia but my husband and I are working a lot on the basement these days (which is why I don’t get to stop by “Cathy” as often as I’d like) and once we get it done, we’ll be going back to Indiana to sell my mother’s condo and move her down here with us. Then it’ll be time to finally begin working on OUR part of the house, something we should — and would — have been doing since we got here if only we had known it was going to take us this long to get started on the basement. Contractors! :-P

  6. 5 days ago on Cathy

    Narcissistic, self-centered people like your M-I-L never recognize their own faults because, well, you know, they don’t have any. But they sure don’t seem to have a prob-lem finding fault in others — even if they have to make those faults up in order to do so. Rude behavior is speak-ing Spanish in front of you when she knows you don’t understand her. But even more unconscionable than that is spreading lies about you — even in front of your face — to anyone who’ll listen, knowing they’ll believe her because you’re unable to understand what she’s saying and can’t properly defend yourself against those lies. Your husband needs to tell her to knock it off, shut her pie-hole and show you the respect you so rightly deserve when she does things like that. How on earth did you manage to be around her as often as you were for the 3 years or so you lived in Spain?!? I couldn’t have done it but you’re definitely a much better person than I am because you agreed to go while I would have refused — even if it meant getting a divorce by doing so.

    Thankfully, though, you survived the ordeal and you made it back home to the States while she’s still over there and hopefully you don’t have to see her very often these days. I just wish your husband would have your back the way he should. It would make associating with the M-I-L from Hell a whole lot easier to do and deal with if only you had the knowledge and confidence that no matter what she does or says about you, he’s there by your side backing you up and supporting you the way he should. Men and their mommies. And they think only women are bad about that kind of stuff. So not true! :-P

  7. 5 days ago on Cathy

    Regarding your husband’s mother pretty much deliber-ately making your newborn daughter sick with a cold simply because she just HAD to be around and hold her when, as a mother to past newborn babies herself, she should have known better, I really hope your M-I-L apolo-gized for going behind your back and exposing Lil to her germs, causing her to become ill at so vulnerable an age (something which still affects her health to this day) ….. and that your husband was equally apologetic for not admitting how right you were and not supporting you in wanting to protect your sweet baby girl from the very thing you knew would happen. After all, this was HIS child too and he should have been just as concerned about her well-being as you were. But if you were to tell me that neither one of them ever did and still haven’t admitted to this day how wrong they both were, it would sadden me but it really wouldn’t surprise me either. :-(

    Makes me wonder, though: how did your M-I-L get along with HER M-I-L and if the same situation had happened with her, would she have put up with the same kind of disrespectful interference regarding her marriage and children that she’s putting YOU through???

  8. 5 days ago on Cathy

    Oh, Sis ….. I am so sorry you’ve got the mother-in-law from hell! As a member of her family ….. the wife of her son ….. the mother of his children ….. the mother of her grandchildren ….. and as a human being in general ….. she ought to be giving you the same right to courtesy and respect that she doesn’t seem to have a problem giving to anyone else. You and your husband have been married how long now? And yet, it seems as though in her mind, knowing he’s on her side instead of yours, it’s like she has this idea that if she keeps at this pattern of rude behavior long enough, she’ll either eventually convince him to leave, or you’ll finally get fed up and be the one to do the leaving. Either way, she wins and that’s very disturbing to me.

    But something I’m even sorrier about is the fact that your husband takes her side over yours and won’t support or back you up like any good husband who loves his wife should. I would ask if maybe it’s a cultural thing where they come from but I know things like this happen in the U.S., too, when men and women can’t (or won’t) separate themselves from their parents when they grow up and get married like they should. Despite that, though, I’m glad you and your husband are still together because I can just imagine how many divorces are caused because of in-law issues like this. Hopefully she doesn’t act this way in front of your girls because I’m sure it would be very hurtful for them to see and hear their grandmother being so mean and disrespectful to their mother like that. :-(

  9. 6 days ago on Cathy

    A “mama’s girl” who got older but never really grew up because her clingy helicopter mother wouldn’t let her. :-P

  10. 8 days ago on Peanuts

    Peggy Feming in the 1968 Olympics: