October 18, 2010 |  Category:   life

It’s been a long while since Mark had a full weekend off – probably since we came back from Seattle. He’d been doing fleas and festivals for 5 straight weekends. Although we’ve had some really excellent Saturdays with neighbors and friends in his absence, it was nice for all of us to have him home – and to wake up to freshly baked cranberry apple walnut muffins in the morning. (I know we haven’t posted any recipes in ages, but the muffin recipe is here in case you were wondering. He just added apples to this batch).

So what does Mark do on a rare weekend off from the business? He watches Mia play soccer for the first time. He plays with the girls. He cooks, he grocery shops. He cleans the bathrooms, mops the floor. Coaches Claudine on her scooter riding skills. Maybe not necessarily a weekend off (is it ever when you have kids?), but compared to baking or manning the Flea booths, a welcome change. I spent most of the weekend in bed trying to get some work done with a cold that seems to have developed into a sinus infection, so I squirreled the weekend away in my room from the rest of the family. Being sick in bed all day is a strange head space to be in. I am grateful for my new sheets so I at least had something new to look at. I woke up this morning expecting more of the same dizziness and sinus pain. Dare I say I feel a little bit better? Hard to tell before all the sleep cobwebs have cleared away.

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  • paule Trudel Bellemare October 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I adore those sheets from Dwell. They are my favorite item in their home collection, if only i had the money… Oh!

  • Damaris October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    long live great husbands who bakes. Hope you’re feeling better. Felling sick is for the birds.

  • Nicole Franzen October 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    how much do i love your bedding. the pillowcases in particular. where are they from? x

  • Jenna October 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Paule: oh, wish Dwell had sample sales in other cities. You can get good deals there.
    Nicole: they are from Dwell Studio

  • Christie October 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I hope you feel better soon, Jenna. Great pics of your new sheets and adorable Claudine in your bed. 🙂 Mmm, I think I’m going to bake some banana bread now. It’s so cold in SF.

  • jenny October 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    it’s amazing that he bakes even on his day off!

  • Chuzai Living October 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    The muffin looks delicious! I’d have to try the recipe. The new sheet looks pretty. Nice color. Claudine is so cute. Kaho

  • ChantaleP October 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Hope you’re on the mend Jenna. And damn but I wish we had Dwell sample sales here too!

  • Lydia October 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! Those muffins looks amazing and I love that last photo! Beautiful blog you have here 🙂

  • jasmine October 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

    C looks so cute in that picture! It seems like everyone is getting sick these days. Hope you feel better!

  • Suzanne October 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The muffins look so tasty! And I’ll bet your sleepy little one perked right up when she saw them!

  • Emma October 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Those muffins look a bit special :), hope you feel better soon.