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!
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.