Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just keep swimming....just keep swimming

Anyone who has a kid, or was a kid.....probably has seen the movie "Finding Nemo."  Cute flick.  Bossy loves it, so we have seen it a time or two.  :) 

One of the characters, Dory, has a line that says "Just keep swimming....just keep swimming."

Tru dat!  Right now, that is what we are doing.....just trying to keep going. 

G-man and I are on talking terms, and had a discussion last night about schedules and finances.  I brought up several subjects that made him uncomfortable.  And he just hung his head. 

Again, I soooo want to blog about all of this, but really can't.  Let's just say that some of the items we discussed he just never thought about, and I am in survival mode, so I am trying to look out for myself and the kids.  He said "but I would never do that."  The list of things I thought he would "never" do has changed considerably, so that means nothing right now.

The bottom line is that I will continue to pay all the bills, in the minimum.  I hate that, but for now, it is the best option.  At some point we will have to have a new game plan, since everything went out the window.  But that is the best we can do for the moment.

The kids and I are ok.  Emotionally bruised and battered, but we are ok.


  1. You are very wise to recognize that his boundary lines for 'I won't do that' have, and may continue to change.

  2. I'm glad you posted. I've been thinking about you. This must be very, very hard. Please know that I am praying for you and the kids.

  3. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks and just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and sending you hugs!

    I admire your ability to keep going and not just shut down! You are amazing and you are right...just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

    You will get through this whatever the are a great mom!

  4. You will get to the other side of this and be stronger for it.


  5. When I was little one of the nuns used to tell us every day "sink or swim children, sink or swim it is your choice, but I for one intend to swim. I have often said this to myself over the years. Just swim.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Just keep swimming is good. You will be fine. Glad to have you back!

  7. I posted on an earlier post but all you can do now is swim and stay afloat. It'll take time but eventually things DO get better. Save your money and do the best you can, SAVE as much cash as you can. Take care of yourself and the kids. you guys are the priority now. Good luck!

  8. sending you good thoughts, you're doing a good job! hang in there

  9. You've been in my thoughts. Glad you let us know you're doing okay.

  10. Hi Mysti,

    I just came across your blog (it was linked from the "Single Debt" blog) and wanted to let you know you've got one more observer out here in the interwebs! Very cool that you'r documenting your journey and I look forward to following it!

    I'm also blogging/youtubing about getting out of debt. Check it out sometime when you want some inspiration:

    Good luck!

  11. Mysti,
    You are wise to be cautious. Just keep swimming is a great analogy, as you will reach your destination, whatever that is. Stay strong. My thoughts are with you!