11.8.16 - 40 Things To Take Your Mind Off the Election

40 things to take your mind off the election

Unsettled, are we? It’s only natural when the entire universe is watching, waiting to see what direction we as a country, and as a world, will take moving forward.

Instead of fretting today, Amy and I offer to you a list of activities to occupy your thoughts:

  1. Adopt a cat or dog from your local shelter
  2. Eat ice cream
  3. Handwrite those thank-you notes that have been stacking up
  4. Start on your holiday cards
  5. Read a book
  6. Buy a book!
  7. Gift a book!
  8. Make friendship bracelets
  9. Add "refollow all my friends" to your To Do list
  10. Pour a glass of wine before you refollow all your friends
  11. Reorganize your bookshelf
  12. Clean your closet
  13. Go on a Christmas present-buying rampage
  14. Fill that Goodwill giveaway box that you’ve been neglecting
  15. Get a manicure and pedicure
  16. Rake your neighbor’s leaves
  17. Jump in said pile of leaves
  18. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors
  19. Double check you’ve set all your clocks correctly
  20. Laundry. Always laundry
  21. Learn Morse code
  22. Get a Ham radio (not saying there’s an impending apocalypse…)
  23. Binge-watch that show you’ve been waiting for
  24. Go for a walk
  25. Go to a museum
  26. Drink some Limoncello
  27. Drink some water
  28. Take a quick online Italian lesson and practice on someone
  29. French kiss
  30. Stare at the sunset. If it’s raining, pretend.
  31. Use the word whom properly
  32. Learn who Edward Hopper is
  33. Look up the names in the Acknowledgements of your favorite author’s latest book
  34. Buy all that author's books
  35. Go to the library
  36. Read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe aloud in a fake Italian accent. Because why not?
  37. Donate $5 to your favorite charity, more if you can
  38. Make some coffee, tea, or cocoa in your favorite mug. Shut off the computer, turn off your phone, and enjoy
  39. Remember that the world will continue to spin no matter what happens
  40. Vote! (ok, so this might have something to do with the election, but we didn't tell you what to vote for—maybe you're judging a Cutest Kitten Contest, because that would be awesome)


It's all going to be okay. Pinkie swear.


Love,
JT and Amy

(P.S. this list was compiled by both of us, one of whom may have had a taste of Limoncello—you wondered about all the Italian references, didn't you?)

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J.T. Ellison

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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