I just love this cake! I saw it online and it made me smile. I mean who doesn’t love a bit of rainbow happiness? It made me think of my birthday which in turn made me think of my parents, who sent me an e-card on my Birthday as one of my little surprises. The card is hysterical and the birthday tune is sung partly in French, which I just love.

One of the lines of the song states, “So count the happies and not the candles”. Well, I wasn’t that old this year, but I still like this sentiment! That is what we should do everyday, just count the “happies” because I think at times, life can get us all down.

I have so much going on at the moment as so many of us do and I am finding that my long hours at work are beginning to take their toll. I seem to be spending more time there than I am spending in my house. And, by the time we get home, make dinner, do the dishes, it is pratically time to go to bed and start all over again. It is, at the moment, making me feel old before my time as they say.

There doesn’t seem to be any time to do the things that I would like to do for me. I say that with a grain of salt because I am not a “me” kind of person. I like to do for others, but I am ready to just be able to look at a magazine with a nice cup of tea in peace, without a million-bajillion thoughts running through my head; about my day and the next day to come.

Tonight, however, I made some time, I carved it out and took time for myself. I made a raspberry buttermilk cake and just took pleasure in doing something simple. That was my “happies” today, and I shall count that, instead of the candles, because that is all that really matters.

(Image found here)