Hello, September!

Another season has passed, but the fun hasn’t stopped yet!

I like September. Sure, I have to split my time between the school and the store and the weather can be more touchy this month, but there’s still lots to be happy about. For instance, my dad celebrated his 90th birthday very recently! We took him out for dinner on the day of his birthday:

The next day, we gathered all the employees at May’s Candy Shop and the Lucky Bean Coffee shop and held a big surprise birthday party for him at home. It was nothing short of spectacular, and he was very surprised! I’m just happy to be able to celebrate this man’s life on such a landmark of a birthday. Below, I couldn’t help but take a pic of one of the sushi trays we got for the occasion: 

Just a few windy days down at Windermere Park:

All summer I run different kinds of contests in the store for the employees, based on their knowledge or on sales goals. For my last contest before leaving to teach, I decided to have some fun – I printed out some random pics from this season, posted them in the store, and ran a caption contest. The funniest 2 captions won a prize, and everyone really had fun with it! Here, you can see my half sister Tienne reading the captions: 

Unfortunately, we start to lose some employees in September because their contract with us ends. One of those people happened to be my candy assistant, Alton, and I was very sad to see him go. What an awesome guy! He was always such a happy person, and kept us all upbeat at work with his silliness and his singing! Oh his singing, haha… I’ll definitely miss him!

Let me just end this post with two more sunset photos. I took one behind the library where you can find a spot with some larger boulders and rocks, and one down further along on the boardwalk, where I very randomly ran across a single rose near the water…

Until next time,