Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So Now What?

         I am currently a sad kitten.
I am sad. Kate is gone.

It's my fault, too. I told her she had to tell me what she was doing. And she did. And now she's gone. She'd sort of been gone already because of her selfish need to prioritize things like parenting her children and real life responsibilities and whatnot over blogging with me, but now it's official and I feel like a piece of stool.

Maybe you noticed for the first time ever that Rants from Mommyland just went dark. No new posts for over a week. And just... nothing. Nothing on Facebook or Twitter or anything. I was too much of a sad kitten to blog. My paws felt floppy and unable to type.

Kate and I took that time to think about what we wanted to do next. It was pretty clear that we couldn't continue as as partners because stupid life just kept getting in the way.  But I didn't know if that meant we should just walk away from Mommyland all together. But neither of us wanted to do that either. We love you guys and we sort of need this place to keep us sane.

So now I will attempt to keep Mommyland rolling forward. And Louise is here to help, thank Maude. I really hope I don't let you hookers down. But Kate needs to be here too - at least in spirit. So I think we should build off my very favorite thing on Pinterest - the board I created called "Things Kate Will Hate".

My most recent pins there are things like this:

There are no words.

These mints go where now?


Lady Elaine Fairchild is freaking terrifying and will haunt your dreams.
Why do I do this? Because when Kate gets mad she looks like this:

Let's make Kate an angry kitten.
Because these images will make her mad but they are also awesome. So very, very awesome. And she will love them. Whenever you come across a picture of something that you think Kate will hate, please post it on our Facebook wall. Or email it to me at lydia.and.kate@gmail.com or if you know how to pin it to our board on Pinterest, go ahead and do it. And then every once in a while, we'll just run a post that is nothing but a bunch of stuff Kate will hate and she'll know we're thinking of her and we love her very much.

xo, Lydia

[Seriously? That uni-man? What in the name of Maude is that? I'm imagining I'm going to see a lot of clogs and PajamaWhatevers (because they ARE NOT JEANS!) and feathers in people's hair. But I do love the Mean Kitty. I will name her KittyKate. Get it? KittyKate. Like KittyCat. Right? Shut up. It was awesome.  -- Kate (and KittyKate)]


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27 comments:

  1. Uni-dude's partner must have a thing for Twilight from My Little Pony. Oh the things we do for love, like letting your blogging partner walk away when she needs time. Chin up Lydia, I know you will continue to rock our socks off!!

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  2. Linda, you are going to be awesome! Pull up your big girl britches and rock this blog!!!

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  3. I hate change... then I get used to it. Best of luck Lydia... maybe Kate can pop in for the holidays.

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  4. Life is change...Maybe life will bring Kate back to us one day...until then, Lydia, you will still have our continued support and adoration. There. I said it. I ADORE you! Keep on keepin on, Lady!

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  5. Bye Kate!! You will be missed. Hope to have a guest post or 2 from you when things chill out. Lyds, we're all here for you and Mommyland is going to carry on being awesome because you and Louise are awesome!!
    Charlotte

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  6. I have to admit that I was just thinking last night that this was coming. It's sad, but I'm glad that it's for the "right" reasons and that you are still friends. Sometimes, lives just don't sync up and that makes it hard to see each other as often as we want to...but no matter how long good friends are apart, they can always just pick up where they left off, as if no time has passed. I wish for that to be the case with you, Lydia and Kate!

    Lydia, I am so happy that you are going to continue with "Rants". We Mommies need you and each other. Here's to many more laughs, tears, and blowing-coffee-out-of-your-nose moments!

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  7. When I was a kid and felt all down and suck inside, my mom would tell me to take a deep breath and let out a very loud donkey bray (you know, hee-haw). Then I'd laugh and get over the suckiness, because life goes on. Feel free to steal this tactic, Lydia, it's stupid but effective. Good luck to you and Guru. You're gonna do great! ---Beth

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  8. I thought of you guys when I was wearing socks with my crocs sandals last week. Crocs with socks!!

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  9. I am QUEEN PINTEREST! I am quite sure I can find several things Kate will hate, although nothing can top the creepy Lady Fairchild puppet. I had forgot about her and the rest of the "neighborhood".

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  10. That uni-man reminds me of something my cousin told me about her co-worker. He was flamboyantly gay and loved unicorns. He had them all over his cubicle. Posters, screensavers, figurines... and he talked about them all the time, in meetings, at lunch, everywhere. Purple ones were his favorite. When my cousin said this though, "he would talk about how if he found one he would ride it all the time, day and night", it clicked with me. Duh, men think about sex far more than women - documented fact. What would a gay man use as a neutral or innocent code word for another man's nethers? Probably a unicorn. And purple at that. To think he was going around his office talking about unicorns to all his coworkers, they are thinking one thing and he is thinking a totally different thing. My cousin was speechless. Just saying.

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  11. hahaha. I have the first picture on my pinterest boards too. The kids have named him the "Manicorn"

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  12. Lydia, if you need laffs while Kate is away, check out http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/

    Seriously the funniest thing I have seen on the internet.

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  13. Lydia, you're awesome. Don't be a sad kitten!! We love you!!

    Oh... and unidude? UM.... *cough*... that would be a subject of the fetishy sexytime variety and not suitable for discussion on a kid-friendly blog!

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  14. We need you as much as you need us Lydia! So glad you've made the decision to stay in Mommyland. We love you both and know that you and Louise will do great things! No I need to go find a photo of the ugliest pair of crocs to post as I am sure Kate HATES those!!

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  15. Lydia, just remember, We Can Do Hard Things. You will be even better for being sad.

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  16. Lydia, you are awesome. I am not worried at all - I love reading what you have to say.

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  17. You will rock us all. I will miss Kate too, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And the Mister Rogers puppet? WTF? What happened to her face? Why does she have to look like that? ( and I love kittykate )

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  18. Kate, you are going to miss all the laughs... and we will miss you. Now, Lydia, do you think a t-box will help me at 9am when my 3 year old steals my keys from my purse and tries to use them only to set off the car alarm while my garage door is wide open for the whole neighborhood to see because yours truly was over anxious to get to some retail therapy last night and pulled out of the garage before the door opened all the way thereby breaking the garage door and rendering it unable to shut? OH, and I almost forgot... I had to run out in the garage naked with a mini towel wrapped around me to rescue our escaping kitten and to turn off the alarm. **whew!** THAT was a mouthful! So, t-smoothies? Got any recipes???

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  19. Aw, love and approval to both Lydia and Kate! You ladies are fantastic. Also, if Lady Elaine is going to show up on this blog ever again, I'm going to have to do my blog reading with my eyes shut. *shudder* why on earth anyone thought that hellacious puppet was appropriate for a children's show, I'll never know...

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  20. how much do i love/hate the unicorn man??? that is aw-some.

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  21. lady elaine puppet = 1970s pittsburgh pbs budget. meaning she was probably found in someone's closet.

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  22. Sad for you both and grateful for the awesome blog you have created. Here's a little bit of Chanel that will make Kate say "Shall - Not!" Found via regretsy.com website....
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87686104/skull-knuckle-box-clutch-sequins-fabric

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  23. Kaaaaaaattttttteeeee :( :( :( .... Ok I'm better now. I will miss your posts, hope to see you on here from time to time.. and those pictures are the ultimate!

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  24. You're going to be fine Lydia! You can totally do this! Kate, sometimes life gets in the way.. when you have time we of course will love to see you here, but Lydia is amazing and hilarious and I'm just glad we're not losing both of you! If mommyland goes permanently dark I will be very sad!

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  25. Well I'm glad you are sticking around. You can totally do this, and you are hilarious all on your own! :)

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  26. I tried to email you during the dark week but it got bounced. Sad kitty. Lyd - you and Louise and Yenta are going to be fantastic. Just you wait and see. Besides - we're getting closer to TrueBlood time!

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