*Ed goes over to Apartment 3 to leave a batch of Count's number cookies in a wrapped box along with a card signed by all of us at Apartment 1 saying "Happy Birthday" to Bryan. Ah-ha! She did come, and she left some vonderful little treats! What you talking about? La Bufonna, the Christmas witch, she came and left some treats in the shoes I put next to the fireplace. UD: Don't you mean stockings hung on the chimney? No, see in countries like Italy and Greece the Christmas witch comes on the night of December 6 and leaves little goodies in open shoes left by the fireplace. It's akin to the tradition of leaving stockings hung on the chimney or a box of grass under the bed for the Wise Men's camels. So what she leave you? Let me see... Ah, we have some pumpkin candies, peppermint orbs, sesame seed rock cubes, and candied nutclusters. Oh, I love to count! After I'm finished we can share the lot. UD: And what has the master in such a good mood this morning? Me: Was listening to MCR last night and I got the two songs that make me , A True Blue Miracle and The 12 Days of Christmas as narrated by our roomie with Richard Elliot on the organ.