the weekend

May 23, 2010 |  Category:   life

We tried having a good weekend with the kids and for the most part I think we succeeded. We retreated to my parents’ house which is always good for getting away (Mia calls it our “country house”). Sometimes you just need your mom – even if you don’t really talk about anything, sometimes you just need to be around her. Mark slept for nearly 10 hours each night over the weekend. I caught up with work that I was distracted from last week. We celebrated my dad’s birthday at an Italian restaurant (a first! And it was *his* choice!) and went to an Asian American Festival on a beachfront near their house.

It was all good distraction, but I’m not going to lie. I’m still on edge, but every day is getting a tiny bit better. Thanks to those sweet readers who emailed me. I probably won’t have time to write everyone back but I do so appreciate your emails. A few comments also got deleted accidentally – I’m so sorry if yours did not get published! We’re in the middle of moving our shop to another server, something I was in the process of doing last week. I’m not sure when we will reopen but we have all our other shops open on Etsy and Foodzie.

I know sometimes things just happen, but I don’t believe that what happened last week was without meaning. I learned something and it was very important.

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  • Kitty May 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Pink noodles!

    I’m glad you are feeling a bit better.

  • Renita May 24, 2010 at 1:03 am

    And that’s all the matters, that you learned from it. Sometimes it takes a hit of the head for people to learn things … or in my case several hits to the head 😉

    You’re a smart, fearless (within reason) cookie … bad ass remember???

  • Chai Ling May 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

    always like Mia’s ‘country house’ idea. she’s real witty : )

  • mau May 24, 2010 at 7:06 am

    i’m glad you feel better and it’s really sad that there are people around who manage to make us feel unsafe. i know there might be people who don’t mean well (and we expose ourselves to such risks by blogging) but the rest of us love you, your family and this blog and nobody can change that. x

  • Adele May 24, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. 🙂

  • chrisi May 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

    It’s horrible to feel unsafe especially on the internet when everything is literally “at your finger tips” but at least you were able to get away for the weekend with your family… that’s one of the best ways to give your nerves a break :]

  • Cynthia May 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I love your pictures of the girl’s costumes, especially those feet painted to look like sandals? They are bright, colorful, and full of joyous celebration. The potstickers look pretty yummy also….hum…I may have to go get some of those for lunch! Glad you and Mark got some catch-up time and I enjoyed hearing that your dad wanted Italian food…double-yum! Thanks for not giving up on the world and still posting lovely pictures. We have relatives on Long Island, but have never visited…it’s nice to see what the beaches look like. What a pretty area. Here in Wisconsin we have the green trees like that and we live by a lake…I guess it’s getting to be that season. Maybe Memorial Day 🙂 Thanks for reminding us to get outdoors and smell the sunshine!

  • galen May 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    i have been following your blog for awhile now – love your wit, your photography, and your adorable family – and am dismayed to hear that people are using your own, personal blog against you. i realize that bloggers open themselves up to the public, but it is a shame that people turn around and use this information to be destructive. i hope things get back on track for you soon.

    oh, and please don’t stop sharing (at least not everything)! i would very much miss the updates/ exploits/ recipes/ wood-chomping.

  • Joy May 25, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Like others have said, I’m also sad for you that you’ve had such a bad experience, and I’m grateful that you continue to share. Your photos and stories really add something good to my day–the faces of your kids (and those amazing clothes!)–and everything else that you write about is such a peek into the fact that everyone’s lives are parallel.

  • Theresa May 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Hi Jenna! Just stopping by to send you some good karma. I hope this week is better for you. The internet is a strange space where friendships can form but at the end of the day we have to remember that we don’t really know eachother! I like to stay positive and trust people but realistically you can’t trust everyone and thus it is hard to decipher whom to give your trust in cyberspace… Good luck with everything.

  • Cate May 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I just came across your blog and love it! Your family is beautiful and I love the photographs. I especially have enjoyed learning about your culture since I have a daughter who is 1/4 Korean who we adopted from birth. She is now eight years old and although she doesn’t look very Korean (strawberry blonde hair and hazel green eyes) she knows about her heritage and we embrace it. I’m sorry to learn you’ve had a rough spot – don’t let the freaks of the world crush your spirit. I look forward to reading your blog in the future and as someone who recently got a SLR camera learn a few tricks from you too!

  • Emily June 3, 2010 at 8:11 am

    i’m glad you feel better and it’s really sad that there are people around who manage to make us feel unsafe. i know there might be people who don’t mean well (and we expose ourselves to such risks by blogging) but the rest of us love you, your family and this blog and nobody can change that. x

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