So, I mentioned yesterday that November is my "birthday month". As such, we've been talking gifts lately. My birthday gift from Aaron is this very computer I'm typing on right now. Yes, I know, I got it months ago. That was so that I got a present outside the less-than-one-month birthday-anniversary-Christmas extravaganza I have every year. My mom's present to me is a coat that I'd been eyeing. She bought it a few weeks ago, but I don't get it until closer to my birthday. I'm very excited about the coat, and I adore this computer, but there is one birthday present/event that I'm looking forward to more than any other.
I know I've mentioned at least once how much I love macaroni and cheese, and that for two years of my very young life, that's just about all I ate. I still love it but don't eat it nearly as often, and now am more picky about the type I eat. I'm no longer a Kraft Dinner kind of girl, but prefer the homemade type. I'll also try just about any variation. That's a good thing since, for a birthday treat, we're going to the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, which takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving. We bought tickets yesterday. So I get to eat all kinds of gourmet versions of macaroni and cheese, and not only that, I get to do it in Traverse City, one of my favorite places on this great earth. And there's wine pairings with each of the dishes. AND! It was only $15 per ticket for this event.
I think I may die and go to heaven that day. Actually, given the activity and location, I think I'll be in heaven without having to deal with the dying part. I'm just really, overly excited about some noodles and cheese.