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.
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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Big Fat Negative

For a couple days this last week I thought by some miracle I might be pregnant. But alas, it is not so. I was waiting for my home pregnancy results and wishing for two lines. And I thought, "How random is to go from praying for your period to show up, to wishing it would stay away?" It's a weird road we travel my friends.
So now I am scheduled for my day 3 bloodwork and sonohystogram (SH) which are the last two tests before starting the meds for IVF. The SH is basically an ultrasound of your saline-filled uterus so they can check out it's quality. I am sure that mine is going to be gorgeous.

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