A conversation at our house this past week: Kitchen Partner: Do you have any special dishes youâ€™d like me to make for your birthday dinner tomorrow? Me: Will there be a cheese plate? Kitchen Partner: (doubled-over laughing) Me: Why is that so funny? Kitchen Partner: Thatâ€™s not exactly what I meant. But I wouldnâ€™t forget your cheese. And he didnâ€™t. He also made some of the dishes from the blogs. And invited friends to break bread. Friends bearing gifts of beautiful plants and local beef. Something tells me I have nothing to worry about. 24 is going to be just fine.