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Looks like a good one, even if you're driving us nuts with this! Good thing, the earth is only so big as who knows where, you might end up on vacation!
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Ok.... now can I just check... you are definitely, absolutely 100% on this cruise... right?
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Thanks Cam! You always say the right thing. I have known this man for 34 years and he has never had this much trouble with a birthday. Here is my humble opinion: he needs to get over it. We are so incredibly fortunate and have had a grand life so far. I love my husband with all of my heart and have tried very hard to be patient with this issue. I hope I am not in the same place in six years. I really do.. He is driving me nuts!!
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Thanks Cam! You always say the right thing. I have known this man for 34 years and he has never had this much trouble with a birthday. Here is my humble opinion: he needs to get over it. We are so incredibly fortunate and have had a grand life so far. I love my husband with all of my heart and have tried very hard to be patient with this issue. I hope I am not in the same place in six years. I really do.. He is driving me nuts!!
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Wow, after all that, I'm glad to be signing on once things are a bit more decided. Right? They are decided..right?!
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