I know EXACTLY how you feel! We are waiting until December for our next cruise! I've been suffering from PCD (post cruise depression) for 5 months! I don't know how I'll make it until December!
I keep looking for another cruise for "in between" but DH can't get off work.
Most of my friends and family don't understand this at all. I do have one friend (thank goodness!) who is "into" cruising and we talk all the time. She just booked Alaska for July and I'm SOOOOO jealous!
Congratulations on your 40th! We've just had our 23rd, but it's the second marriage for both of us.
I'm making sure to watch the "summer" sales, as there won't be anything available for cruising in December! As I'm sure you know, the winter clothes will be out in July!
We'll just have to hang in there!
I'm sorry to hear you have had some hard times, but I know that a booked cruise makes things a little easier.