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Jojo61
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I just want to share with you that next Saturday my husband and I are going away for vacation together. A real vacation! We are leaving next Saturday for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We haven't been away on a vacation like this in 5 years. I am so looking forward to the palm trees, beautiful beach and ocean, cocktails and enjoying some time together. We have been married 3 1/2 years and still haven't been on a honeymoon (of course every day IS a honeymoon! lol). And also we need to celebrate 2 years NED. Psychologically I feel I have reached a huge milestone.

I  seem to be the beneficiary of many blessings lately, and I am very grateful. My children are doing well (and all you parents know how that can affect your life), work is going nicely,  I am retiring this year; further to that, some awful legal matters that have hovered over us since the beginning of our relationship have almost come to completion. My thyroid biopsy came back benign (still will likely need surgery, as the nodules are quite large and affecting my swallowing as well as my breathing when laying down, but that is miniscule) and - drum roll please..... my hubby has quit smoking - for about 2 months now! That is quite a feat, especially since he confessed to me that he was up to 3 packs a day....a day! He quit cold turkey (he was quite ill and consequently quit smoking). Once his health recovered, he continued on with the no smoking. His strength was admirable. And he wasn't even cranky! 

Needless to say, I am floating on cloud nine right now. I wanted to share some good stuff with you guys - my second family.

Cheers!!

Jojo

 

 

Pandabear1011
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Wow!!! Congrats on all your blessings! And, I hope you and your Hubby have an awesome time down in the DR! You guys deserve it! Kudos to your Hubby for quitting smoking. That's a biggie! Hugs from Panda down in Texas...:)

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Fantastic news all around and it sounds like 2016 is off to a wondeful start. Happy about the biopsy results and that your hubby stopped smoking. Huge acomplishment. Enjoy your well-earned vacation/honeymoon and may you two eat, drink, and be merry Kiss

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Jojo,

 

I always thought you guys went on Holiday, not a vacation. Never made it to the DR, but have stopped at Dominica a couple of times.

 

 

Icemantoo

 

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Always great to read good news here.  Congratulations, and enjoy the vacation.

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See? What goes around comes around. I'll bet there is some cool astrology associated with this. When I log on and see your face with a post, I know things are going to be OK. I think belief in good outcomes is half the battle, and sticking to that value is how you have overcome your adversities. Not all of our heroes and heroines have to be stage four kidney malfunction. This goes for all of us when I say FLY.

Hey, maybe you will run into Marosa while in the D.R. I'm sure she knows where to have a good time.

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JoJo,   Thats great news and well deserved.  Dom Rep is a blast.  Enjoy the break from winter and have a fruity rum drink for me!  Best wishes on a NED New Year!

 

Skagway

Srashedb
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Jojo:

all of your news is great! Enjoy your vacay and non-smoking hubby.

All of it is so well-deserved 

Sarah

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What? a Vacay-HONEYMOON with a non smoker?

tooo kewl! EnJOYYYYY!

Hugs to continued blessings and good health!

Jan

Shecka1121
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This is amazing. I read this and got teary eye as it is wonderful to see that you are happy.  You are always supportive of everyone.  May you continue to bask in joy.  

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So happy for you!  Celebrate your good health and many blessings. We hope to hear all about it when you return!

~Bonnie

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Hey Jojo welcome to the DR!!!   I feel flatered your husband and you chose our beautiful beaches to enjoy your Honeymoon vacations!

I hope you have a wonderful time here!   Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help with during your stay.  Any info, doubts, translationsCool whatever, don't think twice!

Im also in the east, a 40 minute ride wich is often proposed to Punta Cana visitors: "Altos de Chavon" ... that's were Im at, we could have coffee!

Enjoy your vacations!  So happy for you!

 

Mary

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Jojo,

i am sooooooo happy for you! Just reading your post made me smile. It is amazing how everything has come together for you & hubby, and I agree that it is a wonderful way to kick off the New Year. Karma can rock!! Enjoy the sun, the beach, the beer, the people! You deserve every good thing in life. Glad you're grabbing it!! Wishing you continuEd happiness❤️

mrou50
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You are sending out such great vibes and well wishes to all of us, it is so great that you got good news yourself.  I am truly happy for you.

 

Mark

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Jojo

Having a vacation is always good,but honeymoon is outstanding,here wishing you a wonderful honeymoon, Oh, I missed mineWink

 

 

 

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Wow, 2016 is starting fantastically! This is a proof that after dark periods in life everything sooner or later changes for the better, and only good things start coming your way!

the fact that your husband has quit smoking is an ultimate proof of his love and respect for you.

I'm so glad to read your great news! Enjoy your honeymoon! :-)

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Jojo:

 

I am so happy to read your post. A vacation is just what you and your husband truly need. Kuddos to the Mr. for his success in ditching those nasty cigarettes. It is wonderful when one of our club members can share something "good" for a change. 

 

Enjoy the tropical breezes and frosty beverages. Pack your sunscreen and beach towels, fun and relaxation await you,

 

Hugs,

 

Nancy

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Jojo,

     Wishing you and your hubby a fantastic honeymoon/vacation! I cannot think of a more deserving person!

Here's wishing that 2016 is this good for all of us!

                                               Love, Brenda

 

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It's the season of Mr. and Mrs. JoJo61!  We all get a turn at a season of joy and this is yours!  You deserve it.  You earned it.  Soar and fly like an eagle.  I'm so happy for you!

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Enjoy! Please have a cocktail of your choice on me. With an umbrella, of course! :)

Todd

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That is awesome your hubby quit the cigs and you are doing well . My hubby quit 15 yrs ago . He had used zyban which is now outlawed here in MD .so I heard, ANYWAY you two have a great time and relax you both deserve it .

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JoJo....how terriffic is your post?  I am so happy for you and hubby!  You go and have a wonderful time!  Hugs!  t

This made my night!

Ange

suzymcdo
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That is fantastic news all around and a great start to the new year! I hope you have a great vacation!

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Whats he going to do with his hands in all that time off? Maybe you should take a game of monopoly or something.

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Have a wonderful time! And a pina colada with an umbrella for me!

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I am truly touched by all of your sweet and caring responses (and the naughty one from Stomps - lol). Thank you so much - what a fabulous group.

I am nearly packed and ready to go - one more day of work, the dog has been lovingly shipped off to my son's home (where she promptly pooped in the house....I think she was a little nervous - or it was a "statement" poop) and then we are off! I see some rain in the forecast, but we always have Monopoly to keep us occupied....and of course, the cocktails with the pretty umbrellas!

I will be thinking of you guys - and having a cocktail in your honor! Cheers, my friends!

Hugs

Jojo

 

 

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Jojo,

 

 

If you need a chaperone or a bucket of ice, just  let me know.

 

 

Icemantoo

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If you read this(you should not on vacation), take a drink a ma santé et la tienne!! 

Have fun 

Dave

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That is what you say instead of "cheers" before you take a drink in Dominican Republic. Do you know what it means? "Health"....I drank to our health several times this past week!

Our vacation was glorious and beautiful! I couldn't ask for anything more. Marosa, I can see why you are so proud of your country. The people there were lovely and sweet. We will be back!!

I just want to thank everyone for their support and good wishes....it made my vacation even sweeter!

Salut!

Jojo

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So happy you had a wonderful time and really appreciate the drinks to our health :)

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Welcome back! Do you have a great suntan now? How many margharitas are consumed? :-)

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So happy you had a great time and drinks to our health.  That was so thoughtful of you.  Wink

Donna~

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Salut Jojo!!!

ONWARD LIFE!!!

Hugs, Jan

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2016-01-26

Im so happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation in Punta Cana Jojo!  I was thinking of you all this past days.  It was a long 5 days weekend with last Thursday and today included.  I was up in the north coast and knew I would have no wifi but ended up having no cel signal as well.   For your next visit you should try the north part of the island.  Its very exuberant with mountains filled with palm trees and a very big choice of wonderful beaches, all with different charm.  Nice little restaurants and beach bars (italian and french mostly) were you have your feet on the water literally and the mood is very relaxed!

Salud!!!

 

 

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Who will take me? I'm alot more fun now that I don't have votrient diarrhea. My wife told me to just go play in the sand box.

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I'm overdue for some sun, sand & a drink in my hand!  I say we ALL go!  What a blast that would be. Cool

Donna~

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Okay!!!  Im ready to be your tour guide!  We will do the flat East with it's lovely white sand beaches and sugar cane fields.  The south with its breathtaking views of the sea, rivers and water falls... lush vegetation and flowers growing everywere. Then deeper into the south where its very dry, arid and poor but has a beauty hard to describe.  Then we go visit the north were nature went crazy or smoked some pot!  It's wild with beauty, its paradise!  And then we would finish visiting the Colonial part of Santo Domingo city with its very beautiful architecture, small streets, amazing monuments and fun nightlife.   Have I mentioned our famous "Presidente" beer?  

Im sooo ready to give all you guys the tour around my island (yep, it's all mine!)    Don't miss the chance,  you get 3 for one:  the tour guide, the photographer and the beachbum!!!Cool 

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Marosa, YOU HAVE AN ISLAND?  :-) Wow.... Simply wow... :-)

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Sounds like paradise!!!

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time around!  This time its my island just because Im a dominican!  In truth it belongs to another 10 million on this side and another 10 million in Haiti.  But Im thrilled to find someone who like me, will believe just about everything she is told!  We just might be from the same planet!

Big hug going your way!

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:-) :-) :-) 

yep, I believe EVERYTHING people I trust tell me :-) My partner sometimes makes fun of me because of this ... :-) I give him so many  opportunities to pat my head with mentor smile :-)

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Oops. I'm not on FaceBook.

Todd

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