So I'm gnawing my fingers to the knuckles over the "budget meeting" this morning and get to Bart's office to sit down and he says let's go into the conference room and this bouquet is on the table! Lorie nominated me for the "Service Champion Award," usually given to someone who "best epitomizes the four core values of the University: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence". I'm not sure how I slipped in there, but I get a $25 gift certificate to the bookstore, lunch for two at one of the dining halls and a plaque identifying me FOREVER as an SC. Most spectacular of all, however, are the wonderful little cards -- can you see them? They are on shish-kebob skewers and each contains a little note like "You'll always be my favorite Patty Skypants," etc. So I have a dozen yellow roses and a dozen rose cards -- two dozen roses.
Ironically, I bought a spring bouquet yesterday and brought them to work this morning, so now I have TWO bouquets and I am FLOWER RICH!! The best part? NO BUDGET MEETING!!! YAY! Big squeezy hugs to all! xxoo P