Capturing and making moments happen

Recently a few of us went to a wine and cheese fundraiser for another friend from work. We all met at the bus stop outside of work years ago. As we work in different departments and on different floors the bus stop was our connection.

K and I walked to and from the event. We walked an old train track path she knew about, but had never taken. The above picture was taken on our way home. I love exploring so finding a new walking path in my neighbourhood was too cool.

We talked about what we are currently doing and want to do. K is celebrating her 50th year and made up a list of things to do this year for the first time. She is currently making a canoe paddle. No, she doesn’t have a canoe and won’t be buying one. K just finished taking a class on making fly fishing hooks. Again, she doesn’t fish.

Attwood Wood Canoe Paddle (2 1/2-Feet)

She also has simple items on her list like trying certain teas, drinking different cocktails and going to the Army Navy store. It is all about making this year count and documenting it as pictures to be taken. At the wine & cheese we tried oysters for the first time (for both of us). I took her picture for documentation. This wasn’t on her list but was an opportunity to try something new. That reason alone I’m in.

This got me thinking. Summer is approaching so why not create my own seasonal list of things to do in my area. Walks, restaurants, cocktails, art galleries the list can go on. Make the list now so that I am ready to go June 21st. I have a fun agenda already for the summer and can enlist friends as I go.

K is making her year memorable and capturing it for later. Her attitude is why not and I’m interested. Her fly fishing instructor asked her about fishing and she said “oh I don’t fish. I just wanted to take this class”.  He asked her at the end of the class what she was taking next – she said making a canoe paddle. His response “you don’t have a canoe do you?”

It is all about making things happen and enjoying the process. I’ll be starting my list soon. So if you have anything you think I should be putting on it let me know. A favorite cocktail? Food? Book recommendation? All welcome.

You can always start now!

 

28 thoughts on “Capturing and making moments happen

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Sometimes I think it’s easier to learn stuff we don’t do, because there’s no preconceived notions going in. But you can always apply lessons and texhniques to other things.

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    • Amelia says:

      I agree you can apply lessons and techniques to other things. I am trying to not be too attached to the end result and focus more on enjoying the process to get there. You never know the end result might change as I do! thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Lise says:

    Making a list seems like a good idea! I would feel a bit gutted if I wasn’t able to finish it though. Maybe you could try out dishes you have never thought to try before? Or going to a restaurant you’ve never visited, I guess the possibilities are endless!

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    • Amelia says:

      OMG that is brilliant. I have China my mother and sister bought me a life-time ago. I will get that down and use it. Shake up my dishes and put regular ones away. Yes to trying new restaurants. I do think we make unrealistic lists at time – putting too much on them. At that point I thing taking our top 3-5 out and doing them. At least we have done the ones we felt most important. You should make a summer fun list! Would be neat if we call compared!

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      • Lise says:

        People never seem to use their China’s, my parent’s set is still sitting unused in their cabinet and it’s such a shame because it’s so beautiful. Besides any meal could feel like a fancy one with good dishes! I’ll see what I can put together, I’m going to be recovering from surgery over the summer but I’m sure I could still get something done. x

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      • Amelia says:

        Listen to your body after surgery. Good time to read, blog and research. I am so getting down my China. Will keep you posted and you do the same!

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  3. Kerry LifeandLoves says:

    I think its a great idea! You should 100% do it. I made a list on my 40th birthday, of things I wanted to tick off over the next few years. Im about half way through the list. It makes you do and see things that you might not otherwise. Have fun!

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    • Amelia says:

      I doing the 101 in 1001 challenge. Wrote down 101 things to do in 1001 days. Have been working my way through that. I am a list person anyways even for the weekend! For me having a list keeps me on track and yes like you said pushes me out of my comfort zone. Great you are working away at your! Enjoy!!!

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  4. englishwithkirsty says:

    That’s a lovely idea – there are so many things that we mean to get round to but don’t end up doing. Also if you want to have new experiences with friends or a partner, it’s good to have some suggestions in advance so that you’ve got something fun to do together.

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  5. Karalee says:

    It’s funny she doesn’t fish or have a canoe, but it’s great she’s trying new things! I made a 25 Things To Do Before Turning 25 list & I added places I wanted to go & things I wanted to try on my list 😊

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  6. angelanoelauthor says:

    Your friend K sounds like an absolute delight. And honestly, I’ve been thinking a bit about what I want this summer to be. Too often I let shuttling the child place to place and work dominate the best months of the year (when we don’t have snow on the ground). As a result they speed by too quickly and all the things I wanted to do I don’t. I love the idea of making a list of experiences and events I want to experience. I’m going to take the suggestion and make my own!

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    • Amelia says:

      Include things for the kids in your list – or get them to start their own. I figure starting it before the season will get my juices flowing. Plus nice to have something to refer to and go yeah I can do that this weekend. I have simple things like take the ferry and walk the bridge on my list. Keep me posted!!

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  7. Losing the Plot says:

    Not so much a cocktail recommendation as much as a venue, could you do afternoon tea or a cocktail at The Ritz orbsomewhere suitably plush?

    I will read with interest, whatever you decide to do. Have fun planning! X

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    • Amelia says:

      My friend who started this had a cocktail at a newer place on her list. So I’m thinking now where downtown have I’ve never been that is worthy of a cocktail? Especially with the nicer weather. As soon as the weather turns warms majority of downtown pubs put outside patios out here.

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