Into my checked luggage will also go my dress shoes, my knife, main toiletries and shaving stuff. My electronics (laptop and camera) and their associated cords will be in the backpack I use as a carry-on. Also in there will be two of the goody bags that minnehaha put together for me.
Now for a nap before the actual packing starts.
Our friends Philip and Laura got here a few hours ago and are already marvelous! It will be very comforting knowing they are here.