It was really nice having yesterday off work. I did a couple loads of laundry. Did a little bit more decorating. I got the Christmas duvet put on in one of the guest bedrooms and covered the 2 throw pillows with holiday ones.
DH is still working on the big timber fence gate and had me stain a couple more small boards, which only took me like 5 minutes. I wrapped a few fake presents to put under the tree in the dining room.
I remember growing up we had a family friend who wrapped beautifully. The wrapped box, with a separate lid, was like a gift in itself. I had a few holiday boxes with lids that I thought I'll just wrap the lids and bottoms with this paper and try to be "fancier". After the first box I'm like this is too much work LOL. The rest are just Amazon boxes, haha.
We have our gift wrapping "station" set up on a long folding table up in the bonus room. For some reason my shadow dog doesn't like this room and will not come in. He just lays at the door watching. I don't know why he doesn't like going in there, no other place he has ever acted like that. Maybe because it's not finished, but I don't know why he'd know the difference.
I took a little short nap. Mostly I had to relax my back after making 2 beds and getting that duvet on the one. Just kills my back and it all seizes up on me. A rest of about 30 minutes usually relaxes it back to normal.
Dinner was hamburgers and fries. We needed a break from turkey leftovers. I found some leftover taco soup in the freezer, so we'll have that tonight with some sour cream and frito scoops.
I've got my mom all confused, but I had to do it, kind of like ripping a bandaid off, I guess. Her old bank balance is dwindling down and her social security it supposed to start going into her new bank, finally this month. There isn't enough left in old bank to pay rent, so when I took her home I had her give me all her old bank checks and register, so she doesn't forget and accidentally write a check from there. Of course the next day she didn't remember any of this and called me twice to ask about it. Once I know for sure her social security (next week) went into her new account, I'll write a check to close out her remaining balance and get deposited into the new one. I know if I had left any of the old checks there she would have found them and tried to use them - she was trying to do that this morning when she called again about it. And I'm sure off and on when she's trying to find them, she's going to think someone took them. Oh well, it is what it is. Hopefully once we get back to having just one checking it will start getting easier again. Her new checks came in this kind of folder like thing. When she told me she got it in the mail I told her she'd need to start a new register for it. I told her there must be one with the checks! She kept insisting there wasn't, so finally I found an old unused check register and gave that to her awhile back. I'm looking through the folder right now and sure enough there is a register and a cover.