AN EARLY AND NOT AT ALL INAPPROPRIATE BECAUSE HE IS A MARRIED MAN VALENTINE FOR MY SECRET SANTA

  1. When my OG Secret Santa took one look at me and was like ummmm yeah, something suddenly came up, I was despondent
    My doorman took turns letting themselves into my apartment, constantly monitoring my martini I.V., spoon feeding me melted down old school Russell Stover chocolates, and keeping the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice on repeat
  2. I was all "life? OVER IT"
  3. My friends were pretty worried
    @jaidub and @k8mcgarry were in the same boat, but probably held it together JUST FINE, kick ass broads as they are
  4. While my year had been made by the reaction of my own Secret Santee (how's the Hamm treating you, @crowleypboy?, double entendre semi unintended), if I had to read ONE MORE LIST WITH ALL THE AMAZING GIFTS AND LETTERS OH MY GOD
  5. Then one day I came home and my doorman Raj had left a trail of rose petals leading to my mailbox
    (No, he didn't, but I do want to point out that Raj is such a dearheart that I wouldn't put it past him)
  6. SO MANY THOUGHTFUL GIFTS
    Books, chocolate, don't even get me started on the custom made "List" notebook or the piece de resistance, AN OUTSIDERS COLLAGE WHAAAAT
  7. BUT NO BIG REVEAL
    I was like WHO DID THIS? It shut me DOWN. I couldn't get it together to make a proper thank you list, and days passed, then a week, and ugh you know how it is when your waiting snowballs and then you just can't do anything because you're TOO LATE NOW, JERK
  8. Also, my best friend had secretly sent me this calendar anonymously, and I was unsure if it was also from my Secret Santa but it didn't exactly fit the theme, and my little peabrain was not equipped to handle such confusion?
  9. And this guy wasn't exactly helping:
  10. I was a hot mess.
  11. Speaking of hot
    (apologies. Lemme get back on track here)
  12. Finally, thank God, my Secret Santa revealed himself and not only did I already know him, I already knew him well enough via his lists to know what a lovely and thoughtful person he was (IS). You are the best, @pili_ervin
    (time out, emotions)
  13. Truly, I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtfulness. And the idea that you did this for a SECOND time! Thank you (taking a break from my 24/7 sarcasm for just one second) for reminding me of the spirit of Christmas - in February. I love all my gifts, and I love the thought behind them even more. ❤️🎅🏽❤️
    (and, of course, thanks so much to @ChrisK) 😘