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During the summer 0f 2008, I woke up one morning with a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. Since then, I've made many changes and lost nearly 50 pounds. Many of my friends and family members have come to me, asking about what I'm doing & how I'm doing it. While I certainly would never claim to be an expert, I'm happy to share what I've learned along the way.

So after careful thought... "The Accidental Fat Chick" has hatched... with the hope of helping at least one person and to be the accountability I need to finish what I started. :)

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Adding Some Color...

to a blah Monday. Its just been one of those days where I'm cranky for no real reason. Starting out this morning, I just couldn't wake myself up... therefore I got to the gym late and didn't get the full amount of time I needed. Maybe that's it. Or perhaps, its last minute notice about babysitting today. The babysitting itself has been great, we played outside in the backyard... its the short notice part that may have swayed my mood. More likely, its the fact that my "friend" George has chosen to pay another visit. Seriously, again??? I'm losing my freakin mind with this... but its the price I pay for forgetting my pills when we went out of town. And I have zero motivation to do anything today - which I'm not sure if its because I'm cranky or its part of what's causing me to be cranky. Either way, you can call me "Ms. Cranky" for now.

Rather than continuing my crankiness, I decided to get the pictures from Sunday's trip to the tulip fields uploaded. The flowers were beautiful, even though its getting to be the end of the season for them. There were a TON of people there... you would have thought we were on the way to a concert or sports even the way traffic was backed up getting to the parking area. Kudos to the facility for having decent parking attendants & for the 50% off admission they give to military families! There was a little bit of drama during our visit - two ambulances - we saw one lady fall in the mud, not sure what the other incident was.

Here are a few pictures from the day...


Behind the display gardens, they have huge fields of tulips. It was rainbow of colors, but there were so many people milling around that it was hard to get a good picture of them.


It always amazes me all of the different shapes they get the tulips to grow in these days.










That's my son standing under the tree, the evergreen tree. I just had to share this because its so darn funny. He is scared to death of evergreen trees (don't ask, its a weird fear no one can figure out), but this was so tall, he didn't even realize what kind of tree it was.

There's some serious stuff on my mind, but I'm not gonna try to tackle it when I'm Ms. Cranky.
Hope the flower pictures add a little brightness to your day...
~ Julie ~

8 comments:

Crys said...

Tulips are my prozac. Very few funks I get in that brightly colored tulips can't cure. Beautiful pictures! :)

Drazil said...

Um ditto on being cranky. Bring on Tuesday!

Amber said...

What beautiful pictures! I really like the second to last one! The different colored tulips and the wooden fence!

Looks like a beautiful place to see!

amber

cmoursler said...

okay, that's it....I am going out and gettin me some pink and purple tulips...they are just beautiful.
feel better ms. cranky...
says patsy perfect...lol.

She woke up FAT said...

Tulips are my favorite.

Seth said...

my wife would absolutely love that place!

K. said...

Those pics are gorgeous. You are doing great, despite being thrown for a loop. Keep it up! K.
My blog: www.it-is-time.com

Melissa said...

Love the pink and purple tulips!!
Great pictures.