what you’ve been missing

so as most of you know, if you’ve read some of my previous posts, i’ve become quite addicted interested in Twitter. so much so that i think i’ve been neglecting writing on this blog mostly because i’m so tired, but also because it takes so much more work to write out a full blog post.

in any case there’s a lot that’s happened in the past couple weeks and although i’ve “tweeted” about it i haven’t written every detail down for my bloggers to read. so below is all of the things i’ve written on twitter since i opened the account. in actuality it’s not everything. i took out the @reply tweets since you as my blog readers probably aren’t following the same people i’m following (yet) so my reply to them won’t make much sense here.

if you want to read it in chronological order you’ll have to scroll down to the bottom and read up (or if you like you can read it in reverse time) i’ve also added “line markers” to indicate new days.

so i hope you enjoy reading my tweets. and you could make it easy by just signing up for twitter and following me on there yourself. but until then i do have some blog post idea to write about in the future. but i’ll be tweeting a lot more until then.

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abelara done with part of the yard, not going to finish though. i did finally mow down about 3 years worth of fall leaves and put them in the trash. about 3 hours ago from web
abelara about to mow the yard for the first time this season. ah, the joys of husband-dom. about 5 hours ago from twitterrific
abelara http://twitpic.com/bpe <- went running again for the first time in 3 weeks, time to get in shape again. about 6 hours ago from TwitPic
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abelara had fun putting many of the people i follow (and myself) into the "twitter quotient" --> http://shrinkify.com/3m1 about 18 hours ago from web
abelara went to the new PF Chang's in tricities today. food was o.k., the service and atmosphere was excellent! being out with my wife - priceless! about 19 hours ago from web
abelara going out with my wife now, so i'm gonna unplug for a while. laters y'all. about 22 hours ago from twitterrific
abelara so i finally set up del.icio.us, when i imported my bookmarks they were all private, is there a way to bulk share them? about 22 hours ago from twitterrific
abelara deb talked to her dr's office and they extended her prescription for anti-biotics and some more pain medication. now we're going out to eat! about 23 hours ago from web
abelara http://xrl.us/bjaz7 <--- our 2 oldest kids are gone to NITRO this weekend. a children's conference in our network of churches. about 23 hours ago from web
abelara http://twitpic.com/bc7 <- rachel loves her little sister naomi about 23 hours ago from TwitPic
abelara 2 hour nap after work. sweetness. haven't made up for the past 2 wks though. about 23 hours ago from twitterrific
abelara deb's still having persistent headaches and vision problems. we may take her back to the ER today. maybe? we'll see after work how she is. 11:46 AM April 11, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara phone battery dying. will need to charge on my lunch break. 10:34 AM April 11, 2008 from txt
abelara too tired to think of something clever to write. weekend, come quickly. 07:05 AM April 11, 2008 from web
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abelara 10 min till the Office starts on the west coast!! yippeee!! 08:49 PM April 10, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara http://twitpic.com/apa <- hey @erikscottberg, this pic of your pastor on your church website looks like he just returned from jamaica! 07:19 PM April 10, 2008 from TwitPic
abelara dinner time - my mother-in-law's scalloped potatoes. mmm mm good! 06:10 PM April 10, 2008 from web
abelara quote of the day (by a student at school): Just be happy the world gave you cheese! 02:36 PM April 10, 2008 from txt
abelara just found out the psychiatrist actor on MONK died of a heart attack. so sad, deb and i love that show. 10:11 AM April 10, 2008 from txt
abelara had a quick break, went home and saw my beautiful wife, now headed back to work. 09:46 AM April 10, 2008 from web
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abelara about to start our weekly staff meeting 06:10 PM April 09, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara<

/a> i'm ready to curl up in a ball and sleep for a couple days. i can dream can't i?
05:26 PM April 09, 2008 from web
abelara it's alarming how flippantly middle schoolers cuss now days. i don't remember THAT much when i was growing up. 02:26 PM April 09, 2008 from txt
abelara interesting new site http://www.dear-god.net dedicated to prayer - not 02:15 PM April 09, 2008 from web
abelara i found http://mail2twitter.com which should let me update via email. 09:58 AM April 09, 2008 from web
abelara sorting WASL tests. Not the most exciting, but a diversion from the normal. 08:30 AM April 09, 2008 from txt
abelara headed off to work. i think this interrupted sleep schedule is starting to catch up with me. we'll see how the day goes. 07:32 AM April 09, 2008 from web
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abelara just disabled the myspace twitter sync app thingy, because it only seemed to sync one way - from myspace to twitter. i want it in reverse. 10:30 PM April 08, 2008 from web
abelara just added the myspace twitter sync. even though i only go to my myspace account about twice a week. 10:22 PM April 08, 2008 from web
abelara is taking a break. 10:19 PM April 08, 2008 from MySpace Twitter Sync
abelara season 5 disc 1 of MONK. pure goodness. 09:27 PM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara i love it when one of my babies smiles at me. ok … so it's probably just gas, but i'm fine thinking otherwise. ;-) 09:03 PM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara my kids are groovin to "splish splash" before their bathtime tonight. 06:51 PM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara just signed up the two oldest girls for little league softball for this summer. 05:03 PM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara work internet connection blocks twitter. so updates may be sparse. 11:42 AM April 08, 2008 from txt
abelara i'll be home for lunch @ 11:10 09:51 AM April 08, 2008 from txt
abelara going to bed, going back to school/work in the morning. 12:44 AM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara just finished watching "i am legend" eh? it was ok. 12:44 AM April 08, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara back from the hospital. they agreed she has a sinus infection. told her to stay on antibiotics and stay away from stress which aggravates it 10:29 PM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara deb likes hospitals ;-). we're back because she can't really see anything in her peripheral vision. only things she directly looks at. 06:50 PM April 07, 2008 from web
abelara http://xrl.us/bi27a <-- new blog post // all at home, all is well 05:37 PM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara fbp - helping families in need. 05:19 PM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara http://twitpic.com/8fz <- finally someone gets providing dinner right. homemade meals are overrated. 04:45 PM April 07, 2008 from TwitPic
abelara my lack of sleep with the twins from last night is catching up with me. s l o w i n g d o w n. must sleep. 04:34 PM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara julia: "i don't have a tail, i have a bottom!" 12:17 PM April 07, 2008 from web
abelara just discovered TEDtalks last night. some really great minds speaking on various issues. also on iTunes as podcast. http://www.ted.com/ 11:04 AM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara fbp - our new car 10:53 AM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara does anyone else use twitter as a place to leave thoughts or links to stuff to do later? such as ideas for future blog posts, or to dos? 10:52 AM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara enjoying another day of spring break to take care of deb and the kids before going back to work. 09:40 AM April 07, 2008 from twitterrific
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abelara my family's all HOME!! all 8 of us. we're all under the same roof again finally.
"http://twitter.com/abelara/statuses/784203006">10:21 PM April 06, 2008
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abelara he also said his kids are "dorks" when they return to the states. they have no idea what is "cool" anymore after 4 years. plse help them :-) 07:39 PM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara he just said bodacious. it's been at least 15 years since i've heard that. 07:34 PM April 06, 2008 from txt
abelara hooray, deb says she'll be coming back tonight. in fact she said she made a date with me for 9.00pm to watch "the Big Give" 07:05 PM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara the missionary is tony salisbury to japan. this guy is so funny. http://xrl.us/bizm5 07:00 PM April 06, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara on my way to a special missions service 05:57 PM April 06, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara time for my sunday-after-church nap. :-) 03:13 PM April 06, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara trying to agree on a place to eat out with 6 & 7 year old. not easy. 12:43 PM April 06, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara drs still not sure what's wrong with deb, they said she could stay as long as she likes. but she says she'll be coming home this afternoon. 11:22 AM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara danielle's dress for church started coming apart at the middle seam. dad's fix? - staple it back together! 11:18 AM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara SLEEP, BRAINS, AND TWITTER (NOT IN THAT ORDER THOUGH) http://xrl.us/biy2y 07:53 AM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara when my 18 month old walks in while i'm sitting on the toilet, she'll get me a book to read if i'm not reading something already. 07:27 AM April 06, 2008 from web
abelara she got a brain scan & spinal tap, but the drs are still not sure what's wrong & meds not very effective. they've admitted her for 2nite. 12:59 AM April 06, 2008 from web
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abelara deb's been having excruciating headaches since delivery last week. she went in to ER tonight. she's going to be given a brain scan. pls pray 09:17 PM April 05, 2008 from web
abelara watching "Helvetica". a great film on the typeface itself and on type design in general. 07:49 PM April 05, 2008 from web
abelara so i haven't blogged in a while. not sure if that's b/c i'm too tired due to the twins or because it's just plain easier to twitter. 03:58 PM April 05, 2008 from web
abelara gotta go get milk for the kids. 08:16 AM April 05, 2008 from web
abelara i'm SOOOOOO tired. 07:24 AM April 05, 2008 from web
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abelara checking out https://www.photoshop.com/e... 11:47 PM April 04, 2008 from web
abelara i'm having trouble w/safari remembering my twitter password when i log out of my user or restart. any fixes? i've tried reseting safari. 04:08 PM April 04, 2008 from web
abelara finally found my phone. yeah, that find it by calling it thing doesn't work when the battery's dead. 02:11 PM April 04, 2008 from twitterrific
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abelara Our first successful meal eating out with 6 kids. http://tinyurl.com/yqg4gw 01:20 PM April 03, 2008 from Jott
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abelara i've felt absolutely miserable today. like i said single parenting is tough stuff. my wife is home though, so i feel better already. 06:28 PM April 02, 2008 from web
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abelara going to bed at a decent hour, i'm pretty much comatose. g'night deb, i love you! 10:31 PM April 01, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara pacifiers should be like cell phones and have ringers to make them easier to find when lost!! argh. 01:33 PM April 01, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara just gave rachel and julia ponytails; not bad if i say so. (for a dad at least) 10:28 AM April 01, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara lazy morning. twins are still in hospital. probably going to take other kids to see Horton this afternoon. 09:57 AM April 01, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara i'm looking forward to when deb gets home, then she can put me to bed early. :0) 02:57 AM April 01, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara Okay take two, what I meant was it will make driving much safer when I am trying to Twit. http://tinyurl.com/324yvm 12:38 AM April 01, 2008 from Jott
abelara I just discovered Jott and it's going to ma

ke Twitting much safer than driving. http://tinyurl.com/2zuo7e 12:33 AM April 01, 2008 from Jott
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abelara settling in with some late night snacks to watch online "oprah's big give" episode from last night. so far a great show. 10:22 PM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara a week before the twins were born i heard this radio program on familylife today on big families: http://xrl.us/bipm7 it really hits home. 07:54 PM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara so is AIM out for everyone? or just me where i am? 07:11 PM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara new to twitter - how are those little icons on my home page arranged? is there a way to manually sort them? 04:01 PM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara cruisin' to Money Back Garauntee by Pigeon John. Sweetness! 03:07 PM March 31, 2008 from txt
abelara heading to grandma's house to play with the cousins, while grandma goes to a meeting. 02:31 PM March 31, 2008 from web
abelara i just blogged about my starting twitter, it'll be interesting to see how much influence i have. i got several to start blogging & use macs. 11:43 AM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara i ordered the kids some books on amazon. i think it's a great $30 spent/mo. to get them some books. they're excited to wait 4 FEDEX guy. 10:45 AM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara i was in the middle of blogging about twitter and said i would tweet when i got news about the babies deb beat me to it. http://xrl.us/bioin 10:36 AM March 31, 2008 from web
abelara i've seen "twitter in plain english" and read this: http://xrl.us/binw5 can anyone point me to more great "understanding/use twitter" stuff? 08:41 AM March 31, 2008 from web
abelara since i'm new to this whole twitter thing i thought i'd find some articles on how others use it. this one's great: http://xrl.us/binw5 12:27 AM March 31, 2008 from twitterrific
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abelara single parenting 4 kids is tough stuff. we finally made it to pastor's house. 08:25 PM March 30, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara rachel distinctly said "hi, grandma" today for the first time when my mom came in. my mom screamed. 07:49 PM March 30, 2008 from web
abelara rachel's having a meltdown. there's lots of people at our house for lifegroup tonight, but none of them are her mom. :( 05:20 PM March 30, 2008 from web
abelara the clouds are gorgeous in g-town today. great way to start spring break. 04:49 PM March 30, 2008 from txt
abelara i don't have my ipod tape adapter. i'm falling asleep at 70 miles per hour. 04:08 PM March 30, 2008 from txt
abelara the twins have to stay a couple more days, the older girls are saying their goodbyes. then we're going home. 03:12 PM March 30, 2008 from txt
abelara deb's got a twitter account now too. twitter.com/deblara 03:00 PM March 30, 2008 from txt
abelara trying to navigate sprint's online site to add text messaging to my phone to make twitter even easier to update, and keep in touch w/deb. 02:31 PM March 30, 2008 from web
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abelara saw a phonebook billboard, "let your fingers do the walking". my family uses that phrase to talk about googling, does ne1 use them anymore? 09:06 PM March 29, 2008 from web
abelara i'm sitting outside an albertsons in my van sending pastor an email. oh the lengths i'll go for an open wifi connection. in-laws, have none 08:57 PM March 29, 2008 from web
abelara i just slept about 3.5 hours. i didn't know having twins could be so exhausting on the dad. ;-) 07:05 PM March 29, 2008 from web
abelara based on the bed covers this morning, i'm surprised i don't kick deb off the bed every night. 07:21 AM March 29, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara going to sleep. i think i've learned about enough about twitter for one night. 02:32 AM March 29, 2008 from twitterrific
abelara finally found the perfect widget (for now at least) 12:44 AM March 29, 2008 from web
abelara a HUGE thanks to my mom who has been here cleaning and such. …read more on the blog http://tinyurl.com/2k9zvf 12:23 AM March 29, 2008 from web
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abelara i haven't found the right badge yet, but i did find this widget for dashboard: http://tinyurl.com/2crqmb [http://tinyurl.com/2crqmb] 11:31 PM March 28, 2008 from im
abelara i'm frustrated how to find a twitter "badge" to put on my iWeb blog. every time i post the html the font doesn't match the rest of site. 11:13 PM March 28, 2008 from web
abelara deb called it. she knew that once the other girls saw the twins with marks on their ears, they'd want some. anna's sportin some ear marks. 09:30 PM March 28, 2008 from web
abelara dr. says the babies need to stay until sunday. i'm going back to g-town with the other girls. 11:45 AM March 28, 2008 from txt
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abelara Cousins came to visit and then the sisters finally all met. 07:50 PM March 27, 2008 from txt
abelara teacher conferences today. good grades for both girls, but danielle talks a lot in class. :p 04:53 PM March 27, 2008 from txt
abelara pics now live on the blog, http://xrl.us/bihow, and a short pre-labor video on deb's site http://xrl.us/bihom 02:16 PM March 27, 2008 from web
abelara i'm headed home to get the girls. they're so excited to meet their sisters! 11:45 AM March 27, 2008 from txt
abelara they like sleeping, so they didn't eat much last night. and their temp hasn't stayed up constantly, they're gonna put them in an incubator. 10:10 AM March 27, 2008 from txt
abelara i have a blog post with pictures waiting to publish when i get to internet access. 04:52 AM March 27, 2008 from txt
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abelara good night. mom and dad and girls are going to rest. 11:07 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara Sarah Faith Lara born at 8.47pm 5.0 lbs 17.5 inches long & Naomi Hope Lara born at 8.51pm 4lbs 10.9oz 17.5 inches. 09:58 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara we got two girls. No names yet. 08:57 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara starting to push. 08:45 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara she's at 9cm. Moving to OR. I'm in paper gown. 08:32 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara new shift of nurses. Deb asked for medicine. I said good might to our girls. 07:58 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara Still waiting. But watching Monk now. :-) 07:40 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara she's progressing. She's now between 5-6cm. 06:30 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara Just watching "clean house" on cable and waiting. 05:43 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara dr just broke her water! 05:09 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara Going back with deb. 04:52 PM March 26, 2008 from txt
abelara deb's in the hospital in yakima, the dr is going to break her water. babies should come soon thereafter! 04:46 PM March 26, 2008 from web
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so there you have it. that’s the extent of my twittering! join the conversation, sign up for an account. www.twitter.com


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// today i'm thankful for:
1. a clean house
2. the leaves in my backyard finally cleaned up
3. my date with deb last night
4. MONK via netflix.com
5. deb’s looking better