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Brittany0208

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Yay Brittany! So glad to see you are back. Hope Java Bean is doing well too!

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Java is doing great! He's molting right now, so he's a touch crabbier than usual. He's also developed a new habit of 'singing' to me when I try to take a nap during the day, which can be a bit annoying but I let him have at it. He also recognizes the word 'molt(ing)', which he doesn't like, so whenever I say it, he puts himself in the cage or lunges at me. I think he's self-conscious about his tattered appearance. He's still unable to fly, and he's scared me a few times when he tried and fell like a rock, landing on his head once or twice, so I keep pillows near his cage to catch him. All in all, he's a happy bird as long as I'm home. Each time I go out, I come home to find feathers, food, blankets and poop everywhere, soooo, he doesn't approve of my social life.
 

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Welcome back. Nice to see you here again.
 

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He'll get over it with some time to adjust to the new normal. Dobby knows we don't let him out till everyone is home and settled for the night so he snoozes, plays with toys, and eats till he knows it's escape time. Now if we don't let him out after a bit past his expected time he starts complaining. I'm glad you hooked up with your friend again and are catching up as you need someone to talk to and have fun with and that should help break up your day and give you things to do.
 

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He'll get over it with some time to adjust to the new normal. Dobby knows we don't let him out till everyone is home and settled for the night so he snoozes, plays with toys, and eats till he knows it's escape time. Now if we don't let him out after a bit past his expected time he starts complaining. I'm glad you hooked up with your friend again and are catching up as you need someone to talk to and have fun with and that should help break up your day and give you things to do.
Yes, it has been such a help. We talk/text everyday and it's like we never split up, so it's refreshing to have that socialization. I've broadened my outlook on life over the last few months or so, and I'm learning to relax, trying to live in the moment instead of worrying about tomorrow or yesterday. I'm making progress.
 

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I tell my lil old Mom that all the time. She spends all her time worrying about us and her cats and I tell her it won't change anything except get you upset, just roll with it. Would be nice to get her some old lady friends but she's a stubborn one and family comes first for her. Glad your outlook has broadened and if you think you need help go get it.
 

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I tell my lil old Mom that all the time. She spends all her time worrying about us and her cats and I tell her it won't change anything except get you upset, just roll with it. Would be nice to get her some old lady friends but she's a stubborn one and family comes first for her. Glad your outlook has broadened and if you think you need help go get it.
Yeah, my friend constantly points out how much I worry, but it's helping me learn to relax and roll with the punches. I've also been seeing a therapist for the last six years for depression and anxiety. I've been in and out and mental health clinics since I was 5, so this is an ongoing journey.
 

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:woot2::woot2: So glad to hear from you, sounds like you have a true friend, that's great. Give Java a big kiss from me and a Big Hug for you
 

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Glad your doing what you need to do to feel good about yourself and life, keep up the journey.
 

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I'm SO happy you're back!! I've been thinking about you and Mr Java Bean so much. :heart:

It's fantastic to hear that you're doing so well, and have a close friend to spend time with. Being able to socialise and have fun is so important.

Welcome back, love!
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I'm SO happy you're back!! I've been thinking about you and Mr Java Bean so much. :heart:

It's fantastic to hear that you're doing so well, and have a close friend to spend time with. Being able to socialise and have fun is so important.

Welcome back, love!
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Thank you!!! :heart::hug9:
 

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Welcome back! It's great that you have a friend to spend time with!
 

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It's great to have you back :hug8:
 

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Yay! Welcome back :) I am glad yoga helped you find yourself again. When my dog passed away Oct 2018 I went to yoga almost everyday and tears rolled down under my eye pillow in shavasana. It wasn't really what I wanted to do in the yoga studio, but in the privacy of my eye pillow.. it just happened. Our bodies know better than our minds sometimes.
 

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Hey, guys, Java and I are back after a few months' hiatus. I honestly didn't expect to be away as long as I was, but it's given me time to sort through some things and pull myself together. Java and I want to thank everyone for the kind words while we (mostly me) endured some personal hardships. It feels nice to be back.
Welcome back Sweetie! And Java too! :heart:
 

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I tell my lil old Mom that all the time. She spends all her time worrying about us and her cats and I tell her it won't change anything except get you upset, just roll with it. Would be nice to get her some old lady friends but she's a stubborn one and family comes first for her. Glad your outlook has broadened and if you think you need help go get it.
I tell my sister "worry will get you nowhere". It doesn't change any outcome but will change your health. I firmly believe God handed the worst to me because she couldn't handle it. Yes, going through cancer and treatments, breaking my leg and the chronic pain daily that gets worse year after year was and is tough but I can't worry about cancer coming back. I'll cross that bridge if it ever does. I can't stand the pain in my leg and it affects me the most emotionally.... but when I lay down to sleep I have not one single problem to worry over. A minute after my head hits the pillow I'm out like a light. I'll take on a new day when I wake up! BTW... I'm always so tired when I lay down I couldn't remember a dream even if I had one!
 

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Yay Brittany! I am so glad to hear you are doing well and you are back :)

So very happy to see you posting again.
 

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Hi Brittany. So good to hear from you (I too was concerned about you). Glad you have whipped some of your demons and life looks better.

Could I have one little picture of Java - I do love that boy?
 

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She hasnt, I was thinking about her last nite
Thought I seen her on about a day or two ago.
On the "post pic of self " or something like that.
 
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