So after I curled up in the fetal position for a while and cried, I got up and started trying to find a new place for mom. As a homeschooler, I am in the very fortunate position to be in a huge email group with other homeschoolers in the state. I asked for suggestions and got 6 different suggestions of memory care facilities. I contacted them all through their web sites yesterday and asked for them to call me. A couple of them did and I have appointments to tour them today. I feel better. You have to mourn and then you have to get up and cope. That's all there is to it. The one lady I talked to on the phone was very comforting and talking to her made me feel better yesterday. I am hopeful that the facility that she runs is a good one and that mom could be happy there. I talked to her about management of behaviors enough to feel that she knows how to handle mom, now I will need to see how well the rest of the staff and the facility look. We may be moving mom again very soon. I don't know how I feel about that. The place she is in is the kind of place we thought we wanted, a family atmosphere, but once your loved one is in a place like that, it's kind of awkward walking into someone else's home ... I don't know how to describe it. It's just been hard and maybe this new place, though farther away, will be better. I pray it will.
While doing all this yesterday, I was also working and training for work. There was a deadline of getting all the training done by 04/30/2014 and that made me have to squeeze quite a bit of it in. I had a webinar and some Ted talks to watch and a couple of quizzes, one on HIPAA and one on mistakes to complete. It was funny because the first quiz, the one on HIPAA, they had told us that there was a quiz and we had 3 attempts to pass it and if we didn't pass it, to call human resources ... all that scary stuff, so I took 7 pages of notes during the webinar, only to find that the quiz was 13 questions long and easy-peasy, so easy I could have answered it without even watching the webinar.
For the second quiz, I didn't take any notes, I just paid careful attention while art journaling and hoped I would be prepared for that quiz .... It had 1 question on it "I watched the videos on mistakes." Yes/No. I wonder if anyone flunks that one?
The kids are doing fine, with everything I guess. They are both reading a lot this week since we have a recent trip to the library, drawing, knitting, crocheting, all the stuff they have been grounded from for the last few weeks a lot of the time. May is here and the school year is drawing to a close.
I guess I'd better start coping with today.
Have a good one folks!