The first bit of news is our neighbors did have their baby girl on Christmas morning! The new mom texted a few pics yesterday of the baby. She is adorable and they are all home and doing well. Her middle name is Noelle. Very sweet and perfect.
Yesterday was super relaxing for me. I also talked on the phone with my half sister a couple of times. I'm helping her figure out a better way to do her step dads books for his ranching business. His accountant sent her a spreadsheet to try and track all his expenses on, but she doesn't know how to use excel. After she explained to me what she does/needs to do I said it sure sounds like Quickbooks would be the best route. She is a little familiar with that, as she uses it for her boyfriends business to do invoices and a few things. She just didn't know how to get a new company set up and all the accounts created. She was able to fairly quickly get the company set up and added expense categories she would need that weren't already listed. Now she just has to enter all last years transactions! have fun, LOL.
We hardly ever talk on the phone, but we do text quite often, but it was nice to hear her voice and laugh with her. I didn't realize Canada is so locked down as they are. They are all basically in lock down in their homes. Grocery stores can operate at 15% capacity. They can't visit anyone else's home at all. $1000 fine. For Christmas they lifted a tiny bit and said a single person living alone could visit another household for one day only. Good grief. She said screw it. She went to her daughters house on Christmas so she could be with her family/grandson and her other (single) daughter. They had to hide her car in the shop. She said she feels like they live in Berlin, when the wall was up.
My dogs have actually let me sleep in an extra half hour the past 2 days. We got a little snow yesterday, but so far it's been a milder winter than normal. DD said she and her hubby and their dogs went up to the mountains yesterday to play in the snow for a bit. She said her new winter boots worked perfect and her feet didn't get cold at all. I might get me a pair. They were cute and not too expensive.
I used the $50 gift card my boss gave me and some of the gift money my mom gave me and ordered to lamps for the "bear" guest bedroom nightstands. They are electric, but look like old miners lanterns.
Well, I need some breakfast in me and I'm sure my chicks want their morning bread treat.