Well, as of today, it's official! My mom will FINALLY be going home from the nursing facility on Friday the 14th. At long last, this situation that has dragged on since January will be OVER.
At first, I just felt numb. I couldn't even feel excited, all I could think of was that I just got back from Clearlake yesterday and now I'll be going up again in five days and spending up to nine days there, getting my mom reorganized and adapting to some new living conditions. And my mom calling me three times today to tell me about more things I needed to do didn't help.
But now I'm starting to feel happy about it. This IS the outcome we've been hoping for for so long!! Not like Grandma, who just went downhill and never recovered. So I'm going to try to shake off the exhausted stupor I've been walking around in for so long, and do my best to make this an enjoyable trip. Of course, my mom and I may end up killing each other anyway, as we haven't lived together in decades, and always did have different ideas about how things should be done!
You don't think I'm kidding, do you?? Good.
And now, for a little pre-Thanksgiving cheer... my favorite part of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"!