Dear Secret Santa:

First, I want to thank you for reading my blog. I need all the readers I can get.

Second, I want to thank you for the package of Chuckles I found in my mailbox yesterday morning. My husband handed me the envelope which he had opened accidentally, and recognized who the gift must be for. The message inside said: Merry Christmas from your Secret Santa.

I was in the middle of vacuuming out the car so human beings could sit in the back without acquiring full coats of fur, but I opened the package and ate them immediately. Green one first; red one last, all in the proper order. They were slightly frozen and chewier than usual. Delicious.

It was a lovely surprise, Santa. I am grateful.

My love to you, whoever you are.

And, of course, Merry Christmas!