Pretty Pictures

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today, that’s for sure.

  1. It was raining. Hard. Still. That meant no morning run, which made me sad because even at 5:30 am I felt rested and ready to run. But I didn’t.
  2. Then I couldn’t fall back asleep.
  3. Then ABS alerted me that the shower water was cold. So I could either take a cold shower or no shower (luckily that didn’t bother me too much because I showered last night after the gym).
  4. I am growing a second chin. At least I think I am, because there’s no other explanation for this giant red zit lasting a full month. And it hurts.
  5. I filled up the Brita pitcher (yay). Then I dropped the entire thing on the floor (boo). Water went everywhere. So in retrospect, I didn’t need a shower, because I was soaked after this happened anyway.

But being in a pissy mood is no way to go through the day. Especially since it’s Friday! So in an effort to boost my mood, I’m posting a few of my favorite iPhone photos from last winter.

I’m sad about summer being over and fall already feeling like winter—but the cold weather does bring plenty of wonderful things. Here are a few happy photos…

Last winter I traveled to L.A. for work—and I’m going again this year (I think). While in L.A., I had the most delicious breakfast quesadilla. Must. Eat. Again.
Molten chocolate cake. My favorite dessert in the world.

So far my happy things all have to do with food… Hmm…

Two of my favorite men! ABS and my dad. ABS is Jewish which means he’s free to spend Christmas in NH with me!
Winter means drinking hot chocolate out of my favorite Pug Mug.
Winter also means spending chilly evenings at Lincoln Center seeing New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker!
There’s something sort of awesome about walking on the beach in the winter…
When the temperatures drop, ABS’s fancy suits come out to play!

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. They were all taken on my phone.

And of course, the best part of winter and the holiday season…


Mom’s M&M cookies
These ones are my favorite. They have melted Hershey’s Kisses in the middle!

Now I’m in a happy mood again! And dreaming of fresh baked goodies straight from the oven… Yum!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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