25 January 2008

Good Coffee?

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Pecan Praline, Juicy Raspberry, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Cake Loaves! Today and tomorrow, all of our cake loaves are on sale for $14.99 (regularly 19.99). Come in and try any of the ones that we have baked for this weekend's sale. If you want a special type, call us at 972.644.2000 and order one for tomorrow.


Green Tip: Coffee was once grown mostly in shaded areas; today, many growers are producing higher-yielding "sun coffee." This practice, which requires extra pesticides and herbicides, can promote soil erosion, and reduces the habitat available to migratory songbirds including wood thrushes, tanagers, flycatchers, and Honduras orioles. To support growers who use sound farming and harvesting practices, look for USDA Organic and Bird Friendly symbols on the coffee package, or for a clear statement that the coffee is shade-grown. [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]

Unless it hits much latter than expected, I would say that our most recent winter weather warning goes into that thick file called much ado about nothing. A lot of people seem to get really excited when the weather folks call for a wintry mix; however, my 20 years in north Texas have taught me that they are right less than a quarter of the time. In most cases, they are wrong on one end of the extreme or another.

Nevertheless, the cold weather has not deterred my wife and I from working out this week for the second week in a row. It has been really nice getting to go at the same time so each of us has an accountability partner. We actually work out on separate parts of the gym, which means we still get the cool down and shed off the day time that is great to have and hard to come by sometimes in marriage. I've been able to get back up to running a broken mile with one plus mile in walking added on in the last two weeks. Current run pattern: Walk 6 laps, Run 6, Walk 5, Run 5, Walk 6, Run 6, Walk 4 to 6 to cool down. (17 laps equals one mile.) I've got a plan to do more over the next few weeks, but I'm going to try and build on it slowly.

Happy Birthday Wishes to Alicia J. Augello-Cook a.k.a. Alicia Keys. Ms. Keys is a Grammy award winning singer/songwriter. She started playing piano at the age of seven. After graduating valedictorian at the age of 16, she decided to turn down an acceptance to Columbia University so that she could focus on her musical career. It turned out to be a good choice since she has sold over 41 million records and singles in her career. She has also managed to fit in some acting on both the small and big screen. She is also a spokeswoman for the philanthropic organizations Keep a Child Alive and Frum tha Ground Up.

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