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To My Twitter Friends October 3, 2008

Filed under: Twitter — wigglylisa @ 5:35 pm
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Where to begin? As many of you know, last month I went quiet on Twitter.  I needed some time to figure out what I wanted to do with my relationship and needed the break.  And this week I decided I needed to say goodbye to Twitter and deleted my account.  But I didn’t want to be one of those people that just disappeared without a goodbye.  


Over the last year and a half, Twitter has been a very important part of my life. Sometimes, I think too important.  I think I’ve been allowing my online life to eclipse my real life.  Over the last week or so, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what I want in my life and what I have or have not been doing to make those things a reality.


My health.  A few years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 125 pounds.  In the last year and a half I’ve gained about 35 to 40 of those pounds back.  That is so incredibly scary to me. I worked so hard to get healthy and I have let myself slide back further than I ever thought I could.  I need to focus on getting healthy again, which for me means less computer time and more working on myself time.  


And my relationship. I have done a lot of soul searching and a lot of talking with my man about where our relationship is headed.  I have done a lot to make my relationship with him work… but I’ve also done some things to keep him at arms length.  It’s been hard for me to take a step back and acknowledge that.  In some ways I feel like I’ve been like my 11 year old daughter.  She is constantly telling me, “Mom, if you let me do this then I will do my homework, be good, clean my room, etc”. And I am constantly telling her she needs to do all of that stuff first and THEN she will get the rewards.  As I look back at some of the road blocks in my relationship, I’ve seen the same pattern, “if you do this or say that, then I will do the things I know need to happen to make this relationship work”.  That’s not really the way it works, is it?  I want my relationship to work.  I want my relationship to be more about the real world than the virtual world.


And my daughter. She is 11 and I don’t have a lot of time left to spend with her before she ends up running off with her friends with barely a backwards glance at me!  Such is the normal part of growing up.  But there have been too many times she has asked me to play a game, listen to her story or go out for a walk and I’ve said, “just a second” because I was too involved in what has been going on online.  And before I knew it, an hour or more had gone by and we’d lost that time.  I hate that. I hate being honest and saying that the online stuff became that important to me.


The hard part is that my Twitter friends are real to me.  And I already miss so many of you.  I miss seeing you every day and hearing what you all are doing.  I tried just being quiet on Twitter and not saying anything, but that was just so hard for me.  Twitter was still something that was taking up more time than I wanted it to, even without engaging in conversations.  So, to get healthy, make my relationship work, spend more time with my kid and many other things, I am saying goodbye to Twitter.  It’s just what I need to do.


So, goodbye my Twitter friends.  I hope to hear from some of you.  An occasional email would make me so happy! J If you’re interested in keeping up, I’ll be blogging every now and again… come back and see what I’ve been up to! And who knows what the future holds? Maybe someday I’ll be able to be the person I want and spend time on Twitter.  


@WigglyLisa out


First Sunday Blog Post – Twitter Backgrounds April 21, 2008

Filed under: Sunday,Twitter — wigglylisa @ 4:16 am

Awhile ago my Baby Twin said I should commit to writing in my blog at least once a week. I agreed with her and decided to write at least once a week on Sundays. That was a couple of months ago. So today I decided to finally start my at least once a week Sunday blog =)

Now, what to write about? Well… the last few weeks have been pretty tough for me. But I don’t really want to get into all of that. My last post was about that and I don’t want to only write about the sad things. So, what I will tell you about and show you is what I’ve been doing to try and keep myself busy…

I love to be creative on the computer. I’m not good at sewing or painting or drawing, but I can play and get creative on my computer! 🙂 One of the things I like to get creative with is my Twitter background. It all started with the color wars on Twitter… I belong to the Pussy Pink team and I’m damn proud of it! But I didn’t have any pink background so I went looking for one. And I found this:

The First Pink Background

But take a look at the tile all the way on the right, second row down… What the HELL is that!?!?! LMAO! My good friend from Twitter @darkgracie fixed that for me:

*ding dong*

She fixed it so I didn’t have the scary pink thing anymore! And then I thought, “hey, I can do that… I can make my own”. So, as I was feeling kind of “down”… I started with a grey theme:

For a first time, it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t like that it was so long and so I thought I’d add some squares to make it more square. I needed to keep busy so I started pulling different images from the web based on some color themes:

PURPLE THINGS – this is the one I currently have on my Twitter page:

And then I did a few more colors just to keep busy:


Then I was talking to my Baby Twin and since I knew she liked pink, I decided to find pink things that made me think of her.


And the whole time I was working on these things, my Goose was lurking in the background and she asked me to do an Orange version for her. And on a side note here, I must say THANK YOU to the lovely @JeannieGrrl for helping me find the Orange clarinet! 🙂


While I was talking to Jean about making my collages, I learned that her favorite color is purple and she likes, no loves, Hello Kitty… Can you guess what I did next? 🙂


And the one person in the world that heals my heart always is my @IBTerri. So as I was trying to find ways to heal, of course she came to mind. Another Pink friend! 🙂 But she loves loves loves Mickey… so this one was for her:


Those are the ones that I have finished so far. I’ve got some other ones that I’ve started. I’ve got a martini page… a cracked/flaming heart page… a green page…a black and white fairies page. Just a few that I have started, but haven’t finished yet. Also, I have some backgrounds that I did prior to my current project. I have a few with my Second Life avi, Coconut Jewell and I have one that I did with all of the avis of my Twitter friends.

If you have anything you’d like me to do, let me know. I could use the distraction! Sometimes it’s a challenge trying to find enough photos to fill the whole grid.

Oh yeah… one other thing. All of my backgrounds have something in common (except the grey one)… Can you figure out what it is? It has to do with a common theme on Twitter.

Ok kids… that’s it for my first Sunday post. Sorry it’s so long, but hopefully you had fun looking through the backgrounds

Until next time… Wiggly One signing off!