Some Reasons I Am Posting A List For The First Time In A While

I lurk and pop in from time to time. Sorry in advance for the notice that I am posting a list for the first time in a while. Here comes the shame spiral.
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    We have been going non-stop through September. It has been so exhausting and busy.
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    In good and fun ways, like seeing Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) at Rutgers on Saturday.
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    And we saw Hamilton which was crazy good! We bought our tickets 283 days before our show. It was phenomenal and worth the wait!
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    We had a pretty great representation of the original cast and the new cast members blew us away!
    Brandon Victor Dixon as Burr and Javier MuΓ±oz as Hamilton were mind-blowingly good!
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    And the lady sitting next to us recommended the show Tattoo Nightmares which was strange and funny and memorable.
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    And we saw The Color Purple on a night where two of the three main characters were out and I was (and still am) incredibly disappointed.
    We saw Heather Headley though, and she brought Shug Avery to life! And Cynthia Erivo responded to me personally on Instagram about missing her show unscheduled. That was kind of her.
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    And I teach my two bright and crazy children at home. It is busy and in full swing.
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    Homeschooling my kids is the right thing for us and I love it and also suck at it, so there is a fair amount of guilt baked right in.
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    And we helped with the Philadelphia Temple open house and dedication.
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    It meant a lot to us.
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    And we saw the Pixar exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philly.
    Edna Mode... and guest.
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    And I have knitted and binged on Mad Men.
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    And I have also felt flattened and a little lonely.
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    I check in from time to time on you lovely folks. I stay away a lot, too.
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    Partly because I don't have a clue what to say. I am in my head too much, maybe.
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    But I really like you thoughtful people! You are generous and kind. I like what you have to say.
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    So this is a month's worth of why I haven't been around much.
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    Special shout out to my list brothers @andersun and @BWN_7. They always make me feel like they are looking out for me. And they do that with so many people! And they are prolific listers with great content! Seriously impressive!
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    Happy October!πŸŽƒπŸ‚πŸπŸ•ΈπŸπŸŽ