Monday, February 6, 2012

I'll Bet You Didn't Know That It's "Leta Week"

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?

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!


Judy said...

Leta! You are so loved by so many. You so deserve a week! ( A month, a year, a lifetime even!) I often think about how I can be more generous because of your example, and have organized a few things around the office because of you! Also, and this is not to go look gorgeous! Can't wait to see you soon. :)


Tracy S said...

I tried to comment yesterday, but Google didn't like me :)

You deserve it--enjoy your week!!:)

JihadGene said...

RUV it!!!

ParachuteCutie said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. It was an amazing week. It's going to be difficult to move on to my next job and not get to work with this amazing staff.

Judy - Just doing "our" part of the job. As you know, the military and their families have the heavy lifting and difficult part. It is such an honor to do anything to support them/you all.