I tried. I really, really, really tried to only have one carry-on bag for my trip to D.C.. But, after much consideration, and a lot of frustration, I have come to the conclusion that I'm just not a one carry-on bag kind of girl. So, I finally gave up and am going to check a medium sized suitcase, AND a carry-on, AND a purse. Apparently I need three bags for a three day trip...it makes sense to me. Sorta.
Honestly, I don't know why I'm not a better suitcase packer...it has always driven M. to distraction to watch me pack because it's just so painful. I am (a) not organized, (b) indecisive, and (c) unable to make any pre-trip decisions about what I will wear while I'm gone. It's seriously like an illness or a genetic defect or something. Oh well, hopefully the fact that I'm getting to the airport at the ass-crack of dawn will mean that there will be no lines at flight check-in and even with the bag I can just get through the line as quickly as possible. I hate the airport.