Yep, here's the proof:
OK, a little explanation here. I've been working on contract for a client for the past 23 months. The initial contract was for 4 months. I guess they liked me, well maybe not all of them. We did accomplish a lot of great things together. I stayed around so long they decided to name me Operations Manager. Not too shabby, huh?
Some of my AWESOME team members working on a problemo.
Pam, Brandon and Connie - man I'm gonna miss you guys like heck
So I walked into work this morning and this is what I found:
French Toast Casserole, Pigs in a Blanket, Breakfast Casserole, Fruit Salad, Cranberry-Orange Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls all laid out on a beautifully decorated table.
I loaded up my plate and headed into the Monday Morning Management Meeting. Oops...none of the other Managers brought in food. Oh, well. I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.
This afternoon "the boys" kept with tradition:
Butch & Sundance aka Brandon and Zach, making my EVERY afternoon Starbucks one Splenda latte. How spoiled am I?
And then there was tonight. Tonight they had a dinner in my honor at the Chicken Ranch. Ok, ok, the name is really the Chicken Place but I've always called it the Chicken Ranch. I've written about the Chicken Ranch, uh, Place here and here. I was touched that team members and management from each of our six offices around the region took the time to come tonight. We had the BEST crowd.
Annette, Amanda, Janet, Tom, Joe and Tony
(Tony is a fellow pig wrestler)
Marie, Sharon W, Martha, Sharon H, Bonnie & Paula
Corporate Accounting - in the house!
Vicki, Quintin & Annette
Bonnie, Paula, Tim, Marie, Pam
Dana (sorry about this shot of you), Lori, Loretta & Brenda
Sarah (in jacket), Brittany (in purple) and Sandy (standing near the door talking - NO! Sandy talking? LOL)
Christi, Vicki, Quintin, Kim L and Kathy
And they even had a cake made for me. Can you tell they know what my passion is?
LOVE IT!Along with the breakfast, dinner and cake they presented me with a very generous check made out to Defenders of Freedom. When Joe presented it to me he commented that they thought I would prefer that to a present. I told him he was right - the check was a gift - a gift that would go towards helping some combat Veteran. Nothing gets any better than that. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
My major "partners in crime"
Brandon (Systems Administrator) and Connie (Service Manager)
No, "thank YOU" everyone!
If it's Leta "week" I can't imagine what is in store after the amazing day today. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to get to work with so many incredible people. As for the rest of the week - just spending it with you all is more than enough.
I do know one thing about tomorrow. I have a massage scheduled after work. YAY!