This last Friday I was pleasantly surprised to get a surprise baby shower thrown by my co-workers. I had no idea I was going to have a shower. I found out later they had been planning it for weeks!
Earlier in the week, one of the other managers called me and said there was some unfinished payroll things for me to sign. He also said that Sandy, the store manager, had to sign them with me and only she could sign them. He then proceeded to tell me she would only be in on Friday around 11:00 am. All the time he is telling me this, I am thinking, "Oh great! The one week I have a million things to do (Thomas' birthday party was coming up on Saturday) and my work wants me to come in just to sign some silly papers!" But I figured, I need to go to Walmart that day to get some things for the party so it really is not that big of a deal. Walmart and my work are all in the same shopping center.
I walked into my work to the back office and my manager was there with just my paycheck for me to sign. There were no special papers that the payroll department needed me to sign, so now I was thinking, I really need to get going so I can get to the store!
So she took me into the break room and a bunch of the ladies I worked with were there and the room was all decorated with pink streamers and balloons. I was so surprised! And one of the ladies who is the cake instructor at our store made the cutest cake with a little pizza on it. The funny thing is we are still calling the baby "Pizza" since we don't have a name picked out for her yet.
We got many beautiful handmade gifts and some great special things for our little baby girl! I guess it is a great thing to work in a craft store when you are expecting a baby. There are so many talented women there. I felt so silly later for being so grumpy about having to go in, but it was such a special surprise!