A Little Patience

Tomorrow is Reuben’s birthday so today I baked him a raspberry cheesecake. I had only ever baked one cheesecake (which was a disaster) prior to today, so I was a little nervous about making a mess of things. Somehow, miraculously, the cheesecake came out of the oven looking and smelling gorgeous, so after happily snapping a couple of pictures I left it on the table to cool…

And then the cat walked across it, leaving a gigantic paw-shaped crater behind her.

The last week has just been like that. Disappointing. Frustrating. Stressful. Our home has been bubbling over with short tempers and worries, and Reubs and I have both been a bit glum. Of course, we all have bad weeks. I have never been a particularly patient person but I am doing my best to muster a little patience and remind myself that soon enough these struggles will pass. In the scheme of things, my problems are so trivial.

Tomorrow my wonderful manfriend turns 28. We will spend the day together, go to the movies and celebrate with friends over Indian food. Oh and cat crater or not, that cheesecake is delicious! Life is good.

Wishing you all a sunshiney week and sending happy, calm and patient thoughts your way!

Katie x

PS I used this recipe for the cheesecake.

PPS Reuben wanted me to let you know he misses you guys. He’s been working very, very hard lately and hasn’t had much time for blogging, but he hopes to return to this space very soon.

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24 Responses to “A Little Patience”

  1. Zoe December 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Happy birthday Reuben! Your birthday plans sound absolutely perfect. Well done on the cheesecake, Katie, it looks delicious, cat paw or no cat paw!

  2. sian December 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    aw, happy birthday reuben! cake looks great!x

  3. Bekuh December 11, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Happy birthday to Reuben! I’m sorry your week has been a downer, I hope that this week starts looking a little better. The cheesecake looks delish.

  4. Becky December 11, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Happy Birthday Reuben! Celebrating over Indian food sounds perfect; *gush* I adore Indian food! Yum!
    The cheesecake looks delicious and I’m sure things will pick up for you guys very soon. Like you said, we all have bad weeks, but things can’t be frustrating forever. Waves crash down so they can rise up again, right?

    • Katie
      Katie December 12, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      That is a fantastic metaphor Becky! Thank you for sharing x

  5. Milynn {love and whimsy} December 11, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Happy Birthday Reuben! The cheesecake looks so delicious, and the cat crater adds a little more character to the dessert right? 🙂

  6. Shirley December 11, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Happy Birthday Reuben – enjoy your day! Am sure the cat was just testing the cheesecake for freshness and giving it a seal of approval – it looks wonderful and am sure will taste amazing.

  7. Louise December 11, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Cats have no respect do they? Ours are forever walking over or on things they shouldn’t, managing to change channels by walking on remote controls, getting my laptop to do things I didn’t know it could (and I can’t replicate what they’ve done). Jack especially likes to assist me in the workbook managing to sit in little bit of empty space I’m trying to work in (I like to have everything I need close, but that does use up the space!).
    I hope Reuben has a great birthday and you enjoy the day too 🙂

    • Katie
      Katie December 12, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Oh yes, we an relate to all of this! Poppy is particularly fond of walking across/sleeping on the laptop 🙂

  8. Julie December 11, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Happy Birthday Reuben! Erin had a beautiful cake made for me one year, and it was proudly displayed on the table, then a little black cat not only walked over it but left a trail of creamy icing paw prints across the table!

  9. Sarah @ gladys in the garden December 11, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Very happy birthday wishes to Reuben.
    I am sorry to hear about your week. I hope things smooth out for you all soon. These times do test the patience but thankfully they do pass.
    What a cheekie kittie. Although it did make me smile. They just don’t seem to understand etiquette, or maybe it is cat etiquette and it is perfectly acceptable in their eyes? xxx

  10. rhonda jean December 11, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Happy birthday Reuben! I hope you have a lovely day with Katie. Forget about your troubles, today is a day for you both to enjoy. Love the cheesecake, Katie. You are some cook, young lady!

    lots of love
    Rhonda xx

  11. Tania December 11, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    happy b’day reuben! 2012 was the year of cheesecakes for me…i was always scared of making them but now i have a favourite recipe and have been enjoying experimenting with different flavours…they really are one of my fave desserts! sounds like your kitty gave it the stamp of approval too 🙂

    • Katie
      Katie December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      I forsee 2013 being the year of the cheesecake in our house! This one was such a success, I’m looking forward to making many, many more 🙂

  12. Miss Piggy December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    You’ve got to love cats…why she couldn’t walk around the cake is another question entirely. It looks tasty though…footprint and all.

  13. Sarah @ Chantille Fleur December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh dear, you poor thing! It must be horrible when that happens! Your cake did look very pretty and delicious! Happy birthday Reuben! I hope you both have a lovely day together, despite your stressful times.


  14. Raynor December 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Happy birthday, Reuben! Hope you lovely peeps have a fantastic day celebrating, and have a little break from life’s frustrations for a wee bit.

    And maybe it’s just me, but a cat-foot-crater actually makes me love that cake even more! Too much cuteness!

  15. Mike December 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Happy Birthday Reuben! Have an AWESOME day.

    And enjoy that cheesecake. Yum-o!

  16. Marcelle December 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Have a great birthday! And the cake will still be good, crater or not 🙂

  17. Reuben
    Reuben December 12, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes everyone! You guys are awesome 🙂

  18. caroline December 13, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Happy Birthday Reuben!!!! I come to your site often but this is the first time I am commenting!!!! The cheesecake looks delish!!! I love to look at your photos….I wish there was such awesome vintage treasures in NewYork like you guys find in your neighborhood!!! I love that it is now warm where you are but cold here….you guys always look like you have soooo much fun!!! 😉 I hope whatever problems are making you all sad will end soon & you will have sparkly sunshine days ahead!!! Peace my friends!!!! 😉

  19. MoMo December 14, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    I hope Reuben had a wonderful birthday!
    The cheesecake looks AH-MAZING! I wouldn’t have noticed the cat print at all but I also have three cats who pull the same stunts with me. Haha.


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