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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
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18 Millimeters

A rainy day drive back and forth to Dartmouth. Then a 45 min delay in the ultrasound department. Where I got to spend time with a very immature pregnant 16 yr. old and her very immature boyfriend. And listen to their mundane conversation about stretch marks. Stuff like that kills me.
But the great news is that I am bursting with nice follicles. Fifteen in total that are measurable and five of those already to mature size. So they have to call me this afternoon with my bloodwork results. But it looks like we'll be having the retrieval on Wed. or Thurs. I am guessing it will be Thurs. I am getting excited but also nervous. I am so happy just thinking tonight could be my last hormone shot. My tummy will not miss the bruises and little dots all over.

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