Today started before the crack of dawn as we headed up to my parent's house in Portland. The taxi arrived on time, but we were a bit wary because the night before we had been unable to print out boarding passes. When we got there (after going to the wrong terminal -- damn code-share flights!) the machine printed my boarding pass for both legs of the flight but only one of Paul's. When we went to talk to the agent about it, she said it wouldn't be a problem, that he'd be able to get his boarding pass at the gate when we changed planes in San Francisco, a plane change we only had one hour to make.
The flight was on time, but when we got to San Francisco, we had to not only change planes, but change airlines. This meant going through security again. But Paul didn't have a boarding pass. The machine gave him one, but while we were in line we realized it wasn't a boarding pass but a luggage receipt. Paul stepped out of the security line and went to talk to the agents about it, telling me he'd meet me at the gate. I didn't want to let him go without me, but I knew he could move faster through the airport without me. So with rising dread I went through the security check point and waited nervously at the gate.
Our flight was boarding and our row had been called when, hurrying in his sock feet, I saw Paul rushing through the terminal. We made it on the flight and arrived in Portland early.
Last night with Paul and my parents was wonderful. My dad made prime rib, my mom scalloped potatoes. After dinner we exchanged gifts and everyone was happy. The best gift I got was from Paul, a ThinkGeek canary night light, though the CD of Bernard Cribbins songs was a close second.
It's late and I must head to bed. But Merry Christmas and many thanks to those of you who made this advent journey with me.
Advent bloggers so far (go see them!):
padme & Anakin - Journey to the Darkside
Marie - Life, Lemons & Spanking
EmmaEnchanted - This Kinky Life
Quai - Spanking Discussion
Poppy St. Vincent - Poppy's Submissions
Sharon - The Evolution of a Pin-Up Model
Tiger - Innermost Me
Indy - Not So Submissive