O' SECRET SANTA, O' SECRET SANTA, πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„

@DawnCloud Thank you so much for organizing all this freaking joy!!!
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    No one warned me I got a package today, or this list would have been posted 5 hours ago.
    I put all my groceries away, made and ate dinner, made a dessert for Christmas with my brother tomorrow, and watched a ridiculous Hallmark movie with my mom, while all the time, lurking downstairs, almost bursting with holiday cheer was
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    THIS!!!!!
    Ignore my hand, it usually doesn't look like a flipper.
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    No.
    Look how classy and safe and merry it looks!
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    A beautiful Edward Gorey card.
    I, full of unbridled enthusiasm and my usual impatience, opened it first. But I'll keep you in suspense until the end.
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    First, The Sugar:
    Marshmallow trees!
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    Peppermint Bark
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    Truffles
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    What? I just commented on someone else's Santa list TODAY about these fantastic candies!!! You can bet I'm Tasting the Explosion! as I write this!
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    Santa pays attention to details. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
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    Now for Festive Decorations!
    These tiny ornaments are gorgeous! Beautiful colors and light enough that I'm half tempted to make a pair into earrings!!!
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    This fancy garland
    It's so nice and came in its own pouch and the design is double-sided so it can be hung in a doorway or arch.
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    These packaged soaps
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    I'm almost tempted never to open them, but I will because I gave the fancy soap I just bought at the store to my son's girlfriend tonight.
    It's Santa Soap Karma!
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    Santas grooving to tunes socks
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    PIZZA TREE SOCKS!!!
    Who are the geniuses that come up with all these creative, fantastic things???
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    This smells like I believe heaven would smell..
    An endless orange grove
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    Necessary.
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    Everything Santa has sent has been so carefully and beautifully illustrated.
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    And little hint, but also an independent bookstore. 😍
    And it was inscribed to me on the inside cover! Why didn't I think to do that on the books I sent???
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    Speaking of beautifully illustrated...
    This illustration from @roaringsoftly !!!!!
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    I found it a home right away!
    This frame, folks, not in my bed!
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    And, best of all, a thoughtful note from the one and only @ladyprofessor
    Carrie, everything you sent was so carefully picked out and lovingly presented. Thank you for taking so much time to make me feel special at Christmas! I hope that you and your family have the best holiday that any of you can remember!
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    Not only did all my Secret Santa wishes come true, but I also got a hilarious card from @kate81
    8 years ago I gave up a lot of things in my life all at once, a house and just about everything in it, a marriage, some things I might not ever say. I circled the wagons a bit and made my circle very small. This year and a bit on list has been very special to me and I get a whole lot of joy sharing with all of you wonderful people every day.
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    I don't say it enough but Thank You and I love you all.
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    Banana candy!!!!!!!