Re: What to do about Mom?
It sounds like you are taking a positive roll in your life and doing what you can to move forward istead of backward. Moms care and sometimes that caring attitude comes across not exactly as it is intended. I know the relationship between my own mom and me is well tolerable some days more then others. We have a few topics that we don't agree on at all. So in order to keep the world happy and flowing we don't discuss them unless I have plenty of Advil or something around. That being said maybe just say mom love ya and i know you care and all but that is not something I want. And just sort of come to a decision that this ought to be a hot topic better left alone. That is the only thing right off I could think of that might be helpful. I am sure you could try and tell her your view but if she doesn't really listen there's no point in wasting the breath. The other thing is to let her have her say all the while not really listening back. But that might be construed as childish rather then helpful.
I do hope they will give the perm position that you are looking for.