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Washed Out!

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Butterscotch, Lemon and Marshmallow.

Tonight, the yogurt is buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, excludes XL).

Man did it rain last night. I attempted to go to Bavarian Grill last night to meet my friends; however, the flood waters kept me at bay. Arapaho was actually flooded in at least two locations last night. After going through the first flooded section and managing to survive without flooding out my car, I decided not to attempt the second so I headed back home. Going home an alternative route still proved to be about 25 minutes for what would normally be a 10 minute trip. (Total cars that I witness flooded in 45 minutes on the road = 7)

Your Saturday Distraction: What Color Is Your Psyche?

Your Psyche is Yellow
You have a ton of energy - both physical and mental endurance.
You are rational and logical, and you can help almost anyone think clearly.
Optimistic and bright, you also have a secret side t…

Sleepy Weather

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Butterscotch, Lemon and Angel Food Cake.

Today is 50% off the sale rack! All items on the sale rack are 50% off the lowest marked price all day long.

I am loving these rainy evenings. There is something that is so nice and relaxing about having the rain come down as you sleep. I've never been able to sleep with those fake sound makers. I need the real thing. In looking at the weather this morning, I think that we may get another evening of rain tonight. Not only am I sleeping better, but the pollen is also getting washed away. :)

Friday In the News: A study published in 2003 stated that there is a drink with more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Cornell University researchers, led by Chang Y. (Cy) Lee, chairman of the Department of Food Science and Technology, say that the reason that cocoa leads the other drinks is its high content of phenolic phytochemicals, or flavonoids, know as antioxidants that can …

Down the Drain

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Butterscotch, Lemon and Angel Food Cake.

Today is Teach Day! All teachers can get a small yogurt for only 99 cents all day long.

Bagels, English Muffins and Pita have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and Perfect 10). Come and get yours today. Perfect for Weight Watchers®!

The new calendar is available in the store right now. If you are on the mailing list, you will get the monthly mailer in the next two days. As always, I will post the calendar on the blog on the first non-Sunday day of the month.

One of the things that I am sure that Rick in Stacy probably hear off and on is people commenting to them how cool it would be to own your own business. I can understand where they are coming from in regards to the dream of being master of your domain; however, lost in translation of that American dream is the reality of days like today.

Most people don't have to worry…

Deadbeat and Proud of It

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Coffee Royal, Butterscotch, Lemon and Angel Food Cake.

Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $3.93 to $4.62).

We received a shipment of the Galaxy Granola Cinnamon and Not Sweet Vanilla today. These granolas are only 2 points for Weight Watchers® for 1/2 cup and are excellent as a snack, a topping for yogurt or to use as a pie crust. Come in and try some at the new lower price of $7.99 per pound.

Yesterday, while listening to NPR, I heard a program about credit cards and the companies that issue them. Sufficient to say, it was not very flattering. These companies do a number of shady things that try to take advantage of their customers and have them accrue additional debts. Moving due dates, changing interest rates without cause, intentionally losing payments and universal defaults are just a few of these practices. If you are going to play the credit game, then caveat emptor.

Fortunately, there is a way …

Clean Car=Rain

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana, Boysenberry and Angel Food Cake.

Today is Cone Day! All yogurt cones are $1.85 today (regularly $2.72) all day long.

Picking up my car yesterday from Plano Collision Repair (highly recommended auto repair shop) I was told that my car had been given a complementary wash. This is, I am quiet sure, the reason why, after 9 to 10 days of threatening, it rained. It is like an unwritten law. In this case, I am more than willing to give up the clean car for the cleansing rain as the allergies were starting to build from the hovering pollen and pollutants in the air.

They also were kind enough to vacuum the car floor boards. Before I had taken the car in, I had noted to myself that I need to clean off some of the papers from the floor. Nothing drives that point home like having them all stacked in your back set. While the amount on the seat is note an overwhelming amount, it is enough to make me a little bit embarra…

Huge Nuggets of Love

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana, Boysenberry and Angel Food Cake.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

I've discovered over the years that it is often the little things that make a big difference. The things that we often forget to say thank you for but, nevertheless, are touched by and happy that someone has made the effort. I am learning now how fun this can be in an everyday application for marriage. It works both ways.

The Mrs. last week was kind enough to take all of my Chick-fil-A calendar coupons, that I get every year for Christmas and always forget to use, and clip them off the calendar. She put them in an envelope marked Chick-fil-A for me to carry in my car which means that I might actually get around to using a few of them this year. This months coupon (and this is really written here as a reminder to my self) is…

200

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today we have all of our crème pies on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). This is a one day sale only. Don't miss out.

Tomorrow, we have our Coke Float Special. All day long, coke floats will be $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

I read today on greenplastic.com that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released what it is calling the Definitive 200. This is supposed to be a list of 200 essential albums that everyone should have. This list was apparently created without regard to album sells or awards, but I'm not buying that line. A list like this is both fun and frustrating. It's just really hard to see an album like Radiohead's OK Computer come in at number 111 while the soundtrack to Grease sits at number 37. (For the record, I love Grease and it does have a fantastic soundtrack; however, there is no way that it deserves a higher position than on of the great l…

Checkmate.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM for the frozen yogurt (limit one, excludes XL).

After a week of cloudiness, I am ready for some real rain. We seem to be on the edge of the rain coverage and are being teased with small doses. I'm ready to start collecting on the April showers early and get some of the dust, humidity and pollen out of the air. I don't mind overcast, I would just like to have some of the wet stuff with it.

Friday in the News: "God's Rottweiler...Cardinal NO...Der Panzer Cardinal...Papa Ratzi..." Those were just some of the nicknames for a prominent member of the clergy. He got yet another name when he was named to his new post in April 2005. Who is he? Pope Benedict XVI. The new pope, formally Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, earned a lot of snarky nicknames during his 20 years as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine o…

Ready for the Weekend

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana Macadamia Nut, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today, students from JJ Pearce and Trinity Christian Academy get a free small yogurt today by showing their ID.

Bagels, English Muffins and Pita have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and Perfect 10). Come and get yours today. Perfect for Weight Watchers®! (Side note: The Blueberry bagels always smell like a blueberry cheesecake donut when I open the box...Mmmmmmm!)

The weekend is almost here which is exciting because we are going out for Erica's birthday tomorrow to Daddy Jack's Wood Grill in Deep Ellum. This is one of our favorite local restaurants. We always tell everyone about it because both the food and the service are outstanding and it is a wonderful dinning experience. Since her birthday fell in the middle of the week and class got in the way, we moved the dinner to Friday night.

The nic…

The Bell Tolls for Thee

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, French Vanilla, Banana Macadamia Nut, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today all of our Parfaits are $2.99 (regularly $3.69). If you haven't tried these wonderful desserts, now is a great time. Each one is only 3 points for Weight Watchers®.

For the first time this year, we have an order form available for Easter weekend for bakery items. It is an expanded version of our Thanksgiving and Christmas order form. If you don't see something on the form, we've got all of our regular bakery items available to you as well.

Great news out of the baseball world yesterday as the Texas Rangers announced that the Ballpark in Arlington will no longer have the sell out corporate name of Ameriquest Field in Arlington. (Named for a company that preys on people who can barely afford the loans that they are given.) The new stadium name will be the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Much better. Good call Tom.

I am getting excited about …

The Birthday Princess

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Banana Macadamia Nut, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is Cone Day! All yogurt cones are $1.85 today (regularly $2.72) all day long.

Today is also my lovely wife's birthday. Happy Birthday! She had a birthday breakfast cooked for her this morning and has gotten a few cards in the mail. Plus, I've got a few surprises for her tonight. We baked off one of the low carb German Chocolate cakes last night from Dixie Diner and are looking forward to trying that this evening when she gets home from class.

While birthdays can always be a special day, they seem to lose a little bit as we get older. It's harder with work or school to really be able to relax and enjoy the day. Nobody really wants to take a statistics test on their birthday, but sometimes you have to do it when you have a birthday during the semester. As for it being a special day, it is all in what you or those around you make it. All in al…

Busted Bracket

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Banana Macadamia Nut, Boysenberry and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

The bad thing about gambling big is that you can also lose big. The good thing about gambling with only your pride is that, if you are willing to, you can lose big and it will have little effect outside of the friendly razzing that you might or will receive. With this logic in mind, I made a change to my bracket for the NCAA tournament just before it started on Thursday of last week. Seeing the opportunity for a big win on the outside shot of Texas going all the way, I took UNC out in the round of 16 and had Texas finish as the tournament winner.

Like I said, you can lose big. I haven't run the tallies yet, but I am rather sure that I have already secured the biggest loser spot for the 2nd out of three years…

Hope You're Wearing Green

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Boysenberry and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Today and tomorrow, we continue our Pecan Pie Weekend. Come in and get a Pecan Pie for only $14.99 all weekend long (regularly $19.99). If you want to make sure that you get one, give us a call at 972.644.2000 to place your order.

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are all still fighting tooth and nail in this round of consul wars. Nintendo seems to have Sony beaten rather soundly in the hand held arena and, in part due to the one year head start that Microsoft got in 2005, is currently second to Microsoft in the home. It is going to be an interesting race; however, the early indicators show that Sony's two cycle reign might be in trouble.

Of course, not every piece of news from the gaming front has to do with the race or with games. Here is an excerpt from a story that goes to show that gaming systems have grown into a whole new level of functionality espec…

Invasion!

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Grasshopper, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Boysenberry and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Today is the start of our Pecan Pie Weekend. Come in and get a Pecan Pie for only $14.99 all weekend long (regularly $19.99). If you want to make sure that you get one, give us a call at 972.644.2000 to place your order.

The cat move in went fairly well yesterday outside of Mr. Wilson trying to create a hiding space for himself on top of the refrigerator and the bizarre phenomenon known simply as the "duck call" that emanated from his voice box this morning at 5:55 when he decided that we should get up and play with him. The former I think we have solved, the latter I have been told is an almost nightly occurrence. I'm still not sure why people really like owning pets.

Nevertheless, the only real problem that remains is that his food seems to be releasing a beacon call for ants. Last evening, I notice three ants crawling around his water and …

She took my name so I'm taking the cat.

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Boysenberry and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Beware the Ides of March! Today is Teacher Day. All teachers can come in and show their school ID card to receive a small yogurt for only 99 cents all day long. If only Cesar had listened to his teacher...

Bagels, English Muffins and Pita have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and Perfect 10). Come and get yours today. Perfect for Weight Watchers®!

We have also received a restock on the Gnu Foods Flavor and Fiber bars. These excellent bars are available in Orange Cranberry, Chocolate Brownie, Cinnamon Raisin and Banana Walnut. Each one is packed with 12 grams of fiber, lots of wonderful flavor and is only 2 points for Weight Watchers®. I love to use these as a breakfast bar or a between meal snack.

C-Day has arrived! Wilson the cat, a.k.a. Buddy or Kee-Hat, has moved in to the home today much to the de…

Bracketology

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peach and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 (regularly 43.93-$4.62) all day long. Try some great combinations today like a Chocolate Peanut Butter and Caramel shake or a Roasted Almond and Kahlua shake.

So the brackets are up here at work once again as the field of 64 is set to start playing this weekend when March Madness begins on CBS. This is easily one of my favorite sporting events of the year. I love college basketball. Really, I love the second season of college basketball. The tournament is so unpredictable that it never really matters the level of expertise that you have because luck is such a big part of it. I predict that I will once again lose the bracket by one or two games but it will be fun following the games.

This is one area that I will say my wife might have an advantage over some other married women. While I like sports a lot, it is rare that…

Snuggle Fest

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Coffee Royale, Peach and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Today is Cone Day! All yogurt cones are $1.85 today (regularly $2.72) all day long.

We get a fair number of different newsletters in our in-box at the store for various trade organizations. Today we got one from the Gourmet Retailer that had an interesting article about yet another food designation label that you will soon see on products in the grocery stores: The Mediterranean Diet Symbol. Outside of the pasta and potatoes, this is how I love to eat.

Before we got married, my wife and I both agreed that one of the greatest joys would be waking up next to each other. It is something that is truly wonderful and it has an added bonus of the morning snuggle. What a great way to start the day by holding the one that you love in your arms even if just for a snooze cycle or two. It makes me even gladder that we choose the queen size bed since we can simply scoot over a few …

Catch Up with Sugarless D

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Coffee Royale, Peach and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

If there is something bad about taking a week off of work, it is playing catch up when you get back. Thankfully, the new staff and Rick and Stacey did an excellent job of holding the place together so outside of a few orders here and there, it has been a fairly easy morning. I figure in another day that I will be back into the swing of things at work.

The married life is going on its second week. The first 5 days we spent in Eureka Springs, AR in a Cottage Tree house for the first two and then right in the center of downtown for the remainder. I tell this to everyone: If you haven't been to Eureka Springs, then make sure you go. At around a 6 1/2 hour drive, it is well worth at least one weekend or, if you want to sav…

TGIF

It's a perfect spring day here in Texas. Moderate smog, a chance of thunderstorms, and the Ozone level is still in the green level.

Stephen, our resident yogurt stud, and Wylee are busy filling machines and stocking the shelves with some new products. We have a low carb new pizza crust mix, cinnamon roll mix, german chocolate cake mix, caramel brownie mix and chocolate chip cookie mix.

Don't forget to turn your clocks forward on Sunday. Yes, we will all lose an hour. At 2:00am you will turn your clock to 3:00am.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, German Chocolate Cake, Peach and White Chocolate Raspberry.

Our specials this weekend are (drum roll) Friday-buy 1 get 1 free small yogurt from 6pm-8pm. Saturday-Yogurt Club Bonus Day.49 cent smalls, and Sunday-Coke Float Special $2.99 all day.This is my last blog before my manager's return. I hope his honeymoon week was wonderful and unforgettable. Everyone else, have a great weekend..

Thursday-Not a Word from The Honeymooners....Hmmm

Today is bagel, pita, and English muffin day. We are expecting their arrival within the next few hours.

Also, the website is has been updated in the past few days with new items.There are two new lines of cakes, muffins,and bakery mixes that are being added this week. Some have already been added. Dixie Carb Counters and Bernard Food Cake Mixes. They should all be up by the end of the weekend.

Additionally, the Easter category on the website is filling up with choices for that special someone who is looking for sugar free or low carb. We have chocolate eggs, jelly beans, and jordan almonds.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, German Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Malt and White Chocolate Raspberry.

The honeymooners must be really having a great time.
I can't say I'm surprised that the manager has not surfaced, sent a postcard, or called. I guess he is otherwise occupied.

Personally, I have an appointment with Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Goofy and Donald next…

25 Days til Opening Day

Sugarless deLite has its share of baseball fanatics. There is no room for waffling on this subject. I was raised on the New York Mets because my grandmother loved them and taught me everything I knew about baseball until I married the real fanatic. My other half, who is the BIGGEST baseball lover of all time, is an Atlanta Braves fan. It is kind of like a democrat and republican being married to each other.I challenge anyone to come close to my husband's loyalty. He lives and dies by the Braves. You do not want to be at work when the Braves lose. Then there is our manager who loves the St. Louis Cardinals and the NY Yankees. Those are the 2 teams my husband and I love to hate.

When our manager returns from his blissful honeymoon, we are headed to spring training at Cracker Jack Field in Kissimee, Fl. to watch the Braves at spring training.

Back to business. The special today is our Parfaits at $2.99, regularly $3.69. Only 3 Weight Watcher points and they come in Cappuccino, Chocolat…

If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium.

Chocolate, that is. The movie title made a good segue for my spontaneous sale to blog readers. Today only, if you come in all Guylian Chocolate Bars are $2.99, regularly $3.69. if you mention you read it on the blog. Buy 6, get one free DOES NOT APPLY with this sale.If only the manager could see me now- slashing prices. Better he doesn't.Of course, being on his honeymoon-he wouldn't care ( until next Monday morning when he reads the blogs for this week).

Today's March 6th special is all cones are $1.85 for the day, so come on in and cool your heels.

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butter Pecan, German Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Malt and White Chocolate Raspberry.

Have a Sugarless deLite Day.

The Honeymooners Have Left The City

The Manager is now a happily married man. I saw the whole thing. The bride was absolutely gorgeous. She looked like she stepped out of a fashion magazine, but better looking. The groom, handsome as ever, was beaming ear to ear and looking quite dapper.I have honestly never seen two happier people in love in a long time as these two. He wisked his bride off to an undisclosed location for the week. I tried to get invited to the honeymoon, but that was quickly dismissed. Hey, I just wanted the vacation time.

Therefore,I, the alternate blogger, will be your host for this week at Sugarless deLite with the FYIs.

The Peerless Hard Candy Buttons were delivered this morning and we have a full selection in all flavors.

Give us your tired dreary, Monday Blues frowns and turn them into a smile of relief with a refreshing yogurt cone or shake. Splash some topping or fruit in your shake to get you through the week


Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Butterscotch, Chocolate Malt…

And then there was One

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, Chocolate Malt, Orange Vanilla and Very Berry.

Today the Sale Rack is 50% off the lowest marked price!

With everything going on yesterday, I forgot to blog that the bagels, pita and English Muffins arrived. We have all varieties on hand to start the day.

It is my last day at work until the 12th. If you will excuse me for a little while, I've got to go and get married. I'm looking forward to tomorrow with our family and to showing her our new place. I fear that I won't quite be able to complete everything; however, I've got most of it done. Besides, that's what they make closets and corners for.

In my absence, Stacey will take control of the blog so you will still be able to get your yogurt updates and specials. I hope that everyone has a wonderful time over spring break, because I know that I will.

Friday In the News: You may know that pigs have a knack for rotting out truffles, those elusive and delic…

Two To Go

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Pistachio, Chocolate Banana, Orange Vanilla and Very Berry.

Today is Teacher Day! Show your ID and get a small yogurt for 99 cents.

Last night was a bit of a blur as I attempted to run my final errands. I've got most of them completed now with a few minor ones to go. After getting a late bite to eat, I got started on my big project for the evening which was putting together the new bed from IKEA. 4 hours later, there stood a thing of beauty.

In retrospect, having the second person that the instructions had shown would have been nice. However, I can honestly say that I built it all by myself. Well, I guess I had a little help from the Swedish design team and the 31 underpaid workers in China who put together the pre-fab units. But, I sticking to stance that I a least put it together.

With the mattress delivered this morning, the bedroom is almost complete and looking good. I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunne…