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Around the Office

Welcome to our fourth and final newsletter of 2021.  It was a beautiful sunny 25C day as I started to write this update on October 7th.    

We spent our Thanksgiving weekend full of gratitude for many things, including much needed rainfall, our families, our clients, and each other here in the office.  It has been a great year in many ways!  

As we head into the winter months, we know that those whose livelihoods have been affected by the severe drought conditions are hoping that the winter will bring relief in the form of heavy snowfall conditions.  We are also hopeful that this will happen.

As a team, we recently had a planning session focused on a strong finish for 2021 and we started thinking about what we want 2022 to look like..  It's hard to believe that the end of the year is drawing near.  We want to make sure we have strong momentum going into 2022.  We are also taking some time to reflect on our personal goals, making sure that we take time for our ourselves and our families.  

Everyone on the team enjoys cooking and sharing our favorite recipes with each other.  Squash soup creations are a big hit at this time of year.  We have included a recipe in case you want to try your hand at it.  It will warm you up on these chilly fall evenings.

Our featured photo is of an adult female Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly enjoying a drink from an apple blossom.  The shot was taken earlier this year shortly after the butterfly emerged from its chrysalis.  Unlike the Monarch Butterflies that migrate to Mexico for the winter, Swallowtails  go into chrysalis in the fall and stay in that form over winter.  They emerge in spring and start looking for host plants to lay their eggs.  Carrot tops, dill, and parsley plants are favorites for them. Photography is a long-time hobby for both Reg and Allison.  Hobbies have been become a good way to help maintain our mental health during this pandemic.

Last but not least, an overview of market conditions in the third quarter is enclosed for your information.

Questions about your statements?  Thinking about making some changes to your own financial situation in 2022?  Call us to arrange your New Year's resolution meeting.