I can pack for a week long business trip with no problem.
I can efficiently pack for a two week long business trip.
I can even pack for a multiple week business trip to multiple cities, thanks to hotel valet services and working with a different set of people each week, who don't know I'm wearing an outfit for the second or third time.
But I'm having a problems with packing for three weeks, for several various climates across the country, from sailing, to summer road travel, to church and meeting the family outfits, and not always having access to a laundry, much less a valet. Not that I need a valet, but there will be approximately 12 days where we won't have access to a real laundry.
I'm a very good packer, though. I don't take a ton of make-up, perfumes, and jewelry. I don't even like perfume and don't wear very much make-up or jewelry at all. I might go overboard on the skincare products, because I have sensitive skin and need my things for it. But I know that I do have a problem narrowing down shoes. I NEED my shoes.
I think I'm going to have to send a box ahead of me to the Captain's house. I just can't show up at the Seattle airport with a 7 day trip sized rolling suitcase to lug aboard a sailboat. The Captain would have a conniption and toss it into Puget Sound.
Besides, I hate dragging a bunch of junk around like Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone. Ever since I saw that movie, I swore I'd never be annoying with girly things, like trying to hang on to my high heels and luggage when hiking through the Columbian jungle.
Ok, maybe I don't need to pack four pairs of flip-flops, even if they are the cutest Tommy Hilfiger plaid or pink and green flowers.
Anyone remember Eddie Money?
UPdated May 4th: That's Eddie GRANT, not Eddie Money. I always did get my Ed, Edd, and Eddie's confused.