The irony of this is that, as a rule, I do not check luggage. Never. I knew that I would have to check at least one bag this morning, as I was transporting a large bag with artwork. My sore back caused me to reconsider my carry-on strategy this morning.
So....I'm having an adventure! I'm in a hotel room near the airport. I have no jammies, undies, or makeup. I was given a little care package at the hotel desk with a toothbrush and deodorant. I discovered that I have a mascara (I have NO idea why this is in my purse), lip gloss, and an eye pencil. Since I am unable to control my hair at all times tomorrow will be no exception.
I'll miss my coat in the morning (what was I thinkin?) as I leave the hotel for the airport, with an unspoken promise to myself not to pack for a trip in the middle of the night and never check my bag.
The forecast for Chicago tomorrow: rain mixed with snow, temp 33, wind-chill 21. Wish me luck. My. Coat. Is. Packed.