We were told to meet at the skirt shop at 6pm for a “Staff Appreciation Night”. We all tried to get more details about the evening out of our boss and fearless leader, Stephanie Lynn, but she wouldn’t budge; this was her surprise and she was going to hold on to it until the very last second! When 6 o’clock rolled around, we were all handed princess crowns to wear for the evening and then piled into a big red van,and headed off to our first destination: food! We ended up at Nuestra Mesa in Cammas, Wa. for dinner, where we were given our first set of “instructions” – “Roses are red; violets are blue. Tonight you must eat in pairs of two.” We had to pick a dinner partner and order our food together and share! This was a really fun way to dine! My dinner buddy and I shared a basket of chips and guacamole, a plate of tacos and a bowl of rice and beans. We all left Nuestra Mesa stuffed and satisfied!
When we left the restaurant, we took a chilly stroll through downtown Cammas, stopping at a huge, lighted Christmas tree for a photo op! When the flashbulbs faded, we were told we needed to make a quick stop at a shop nearby to drop off some skirts. When we got to the shop, Arktana, Stephanie pulled a poem out of her bag, along with a stack of envelopes….What could this be???
Stephanie’s poem described each one of the employees and the roles we each play for Sweet Spot Skirts, and told how much she appreciates each of us. She concluded her speech by explaining that she was giving us each a sum of money to spend on boots for ourselves!!! And in case the money in our envelopes wasn’t enough for the boots we picked, Steph had some money making opportunities set up for us: party games! Pin The Hat On The Minion and Dart Gun Shootout.
Shopping at Arktana was a blast! Nine women in one shoe store, all shopping for themselves but spending someone else’s money?! Can you even imagine the state of euphoria we were all in?! I had a really hard time making a choice! I found a pair of tall red boots that I just loved; a pair of red ankle boots that were so cute and a pair of grey lace up combat style boots that seemed to have my name written all over them! What’s a girl to do?? In the end, I picked the lace up combat boots because they were the first ones I reached for when we walked into the shop, before I knew that I’d be shopping in just a matter of minutes!
|Too many fabulous boots! Which ones should I choose?|
Our Staff Appreciation Night was such a treat! We all had a great time, but I think our boss might have had the best time of all! The whole night was an overwhelming gift! Being spoiled and treated like a princess and really being made to feel appreciated is something we women need every once in a while, and Stephanie nailed it!
|Stephanie and her Sweet Spot Princesses|
|Headed back to the big red van after the sweetest surprise we could have imagined!|