Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oooh lookey another list

Things I remembered to put in the diaper bag for an afternoon in Troyes:

  • milk
  • applesauce
  • a spoon
  • diapers
  • toys
  • change of clothes
Things I forgot:
  • a bottle to put the milk in
  • the pacifier for nap time
  • his nana (bedtime toy)
  • that putting a blue ice thingie in the bag to keep the milk fresh would probably not go well since there isn't a seperate compartment for the diapers
So that's how I ended up squirting applesauce onto a spoon from a screw top container in a waiting room at the radiologist's while we waited for Fry's sonogram results. Fry did pretty well, considering he hadn't eaten in five hours. Thankfully the doctor was really quick in writing up his results and I only got one spoonful in before we were out the door and on the way to Mémère's house. Geez.

At least we have some good news. Yes, Fry's spleen is a little larger than normal, but it's uniformly larger than normal and was very possibly caused by the really bad gastro he had. Nothing to worry about for now.

Meanwhile, I left Stéphane and Fry to run a couple of errands downtown. Since we got Fry's passport I had to stop by the travel agent's so she could enter our passport numbers into the system. Then it was off to Ellen, my favorite notions shop in Troyes, where I was very sorry to discover that it is going to close soon. Not only are they a great resource for all things sewing, but they had (and actually, still have as of this writing) the largest collection of buttons I've ever seen in a shop. They're currently in liquidation and I literally got the last scraps of linen they had in the place. This will do to start a project I'm working on, but I'm gonna need more eventually! There's another fabric shop in a suburb of Troyes that I'm going to check out sometime, and if all else fails there's always the famous fabric stores in Montmartre, Paris. Boo hoo, right?

On the way back to the car, I got to do something I've wanted to do ever since I moved here - I stepped into the church where Henry V and Catherine were married in 1420. To celebrate finishing the restoration of this 13th century church that has been closed so long Stéphane hasn't even been in it, L'église Saint-Jean-au-Marché (link in French) is celebrating with an exposition (link in English, ha HA!) of sculptures done in Champagne. The fee for the expo is 8€ and since Stéph was waiting for me with Fry and it was getting late, I was happy to finally just get in the door! But mark my words, I'll be back.


PutYourFlareOn said...

Too bad about your notion shop closing! But you know, I don't always have time to run to Marché St Pierre and I find that I can find awesome deals on fabrics on eBay! The shipping is pretty reasonable. I think I paid for a priority envelope form the US and the woman crammed in 5 yards of fabric!

As for packing the diaper bag. That is the story of my life! You did great though and those screw top applesauces are great aren't they? I always have one in my bag in case Max is hungry.

Is there a course of action for a slightly enlarged spleen? what does the spleen do again anyways? I am glad to read that everyone is doing better in your house. It was sick land chez toi there for a while...

Vivi said...

That's a fine question! The radiologist didn't seem worried about it. I've still got to make Fry's appt for his six month visit so we'll see what the doctor says. The radiologist kept asking me if he was born at term (and I kept responding après-terme lol) so maybe he just cooked too long? We shall see...

Antipo Déesse said...

Hey, that must be the church you and I admired together from the outside! Before you became a Mum!

(my word verification is 'crepric', yum!)

Vivi said...

Mmmm crèpetastic! You need to come visit so we can go eat crèpes again! And yep, that's the church right next to the crèperie!

Epiphany said...

I remember that church! I was so sad I couldn't see it! Please take LOTS of photos! for fabric in Paris. What a tough life you lead. ;-P

You know I'm just teasing you - I'm so glad Fry's health stuff is improving. I know it must be hard to be so, well, ...coherent when your only child is doing poorly and he can't even tell you where it hurts!

I can't wait to see you again, and meet him!

Vivi said...

I will! I don't remember the expo being especially stroller friendly (some platforms and stairs) but as soon as I can get there on my own I will go with my camera! We can't wait to see you too!!! :D

Epiphany said...

Wow - I just looked at your links - Tons of pics there! And 3-D models!

(But I still would like to see it through your eyes.)

Love you!