Last night was our office’s annual holiday party. This year we had it at the country club of a gated community in the rich part of town. You have to show ID at a gate to get in the neighborhood and the guards need to either see an invitation with your name on it or they call the party host to get their OK to let you in. Wow! That was a trip!
The club house is huge is not only well decorated with very nice furniture and art, but the holiday decorations were fantastic. They had one of the tallest indoor trees I’ve ever seen, with a miniature train track running around the base of the tree and along part of the wall. And poinsettia flowers in big pots were everywhere.
We had a live band AND a deejay to keep music going the entire time. The dinner was surf and turf and we had an open bar. I was just so very impressed with how extravagant the party was compared to last year. I know we have all been working really hard this whole year, and I guess we deserved this special treat at Christmas.
At the end of the evening, our CEO made a few announcements. One was a big surprise, our VP of HR is leaving the company and moving to California. I was not expecting that and can’t believe our rumor mill overlooked that big news.
The best part was we each left with a Starbucks coffee mug and a Starbucks gift card preloaded with $100 on it. And in the mug was also a gift card from the Galleria Mall for $500!!!! I can use the gift card at any of the stores or go cash it in. Woot! Thank you, boss!