Today is the day of Old Man Nicholas. He's a nice old man who leaves little gifts in good kids' shoes overnight. The shoes, however, have to be clean, so most kids take the day to make sure their shoes are spotless, otherwise they will only get dusty vegetables put in there.
Even if I'm not such a little kid anymore, I got half of my luxurious double bed paid for by my parents. What bed? you will ask. The one at my new place, of course. What new place? you will ask. Ahh, that's for you to find out from a future post ;)