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Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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We are finally back from PA. Can I say how much I hate Connecticut? We were cruising along and then switched to me driving at the NY border. Upon reaching Conn we are at a dead stop. What the hell? I darted in and out of lanes and then gave up. We went 20 mph until Hartford. No accidents, construction or cops. Nothing to explain the traffic.

We then proceeeded up 91 to Vermont and it was totally clear. I have never driven on that side of Mass before. I guess I never knew Springfield was actually a real city. We want to go back next summer to go to Six Flags. We got to White River Junction and had dinner then hung out at the hotel.

We arrived at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for our appointment at 9am this morning. Everything went okay but they did indicate most of our future infertility procedures will probably be done there. So it looks like we'll be spending a lot of time up there in the future. Its about an hour & 45 min drive. Not too bad. Ironic that my parents just sold their condo where we would have been 45 mins away.

Tomorrow I go for my HSG which is basically an x-ray of my pelvis to watch whether dye travels up my fallopian tubes or not. Word on the street is that it can be painful, but I am keeping the hope that I can go to work after. Its one more step in the path towards figuring this whole thing out. The great thing is there have been so many medical advances, that we have many options ahead. Keep your fingers crossed.

PS Is it bad that I eyed the woman with triplets and the man carrying twins with jealousy? I mean jeez I'd just take one for now. :0)

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