Just a couple of weeks to go before we head to France! Fingers crossed the rail strikes won’t impact us (we’ve already rented a car for the first few days out in the countryside). Le Monsieur has been busy making some dinner reservations, and I’m very much looking forward to exploring a new region, as well as spending a few days in Paris.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m revising my luggage configuration for our upcoming trip. My plan to bring a full-sized camera and some equipment along meant that I needed to re-think how I’m going to pack. I’m probably going to check my main bag through to our destination, and use this under-seat spinner plus a large purse as carry-ons. Photo equipment will go in the spinner, along with a change of clothes, toiletries and other items I bring along for in-flight comfort. I went with a spinner rather than a duffel or backpack as the camera equipment will add more weight than I want to carry around.
As so many of you have mentioned that you need additional arch support in sneakers or other flat shoes, I ordered a pair of these inserts to check out. (They get rave reviews.) The small size fit snugly into my size 7.5 sneakers over the non-removable insoles. The arch support is a bit overkill for me, but if you need a lot of support, these might be worth a try.
Chez Nous: Never A Dull Moment
Jeune homme was here for the weekend, and I think he’s grown taller! He’s had an intermittent cough the last few days, which kept all of us up most of Saturday night. Sunday morning as he was waking up he had a seizure (relatively short, fortunately). He has a history of seizures and is on medication for them. When he comes out of it, he’s right back to “business as usual,” but we’re left shaken and anxiously watched him the rest of the day for any signs of a repeat.
A doctor’s appointment yesterday seemed to confirm what I’d suspected (a sinus infection), so he’s back on antibiotics. With any luck he’ll be feeling better by next weekend when he comes to stay again. Aside from that, I think the gluten-free diet has been good for him; he seems much calmer and his skin is much clearer.
We’re absolutely hooked on “Trust,” the original series on FX about the J. Paul Getty III kidnapping. While it occasionally drags in spots, it’s very well done, with compelling story lines and excellent cinematography. Donald Sutherland and Brendan Fraser both chew the scenery, but entertainingly so. It’s well worth catching up with if you haven’t yet seen it.
What have you watched lately that you’d recommend?