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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Another night filled with waking every two hours and slathering on the calamine lotion. Eye yi yi.
Saw the midwife this afternoon. Lost two pounds which sucks but the baby is growing fine. Tom and his parents came along. I wanted them to be able to hear Peanut's heartbeat. He was loud and clear and she even sqeezed his bottom to make him squirm. Apparently it works on boys more than girls. His heart went crazy and he wriggled all over. Then they left while I chatted about all the other fine symptoms of pregnancy.
Perhaps a light at the end of the tunnel as she felt my rash may be an allergic reaction. That the hormones made me more sensitive to something but are not causing the rash itself. Which would make sense because I am also having a reaction to the Christmas tree when I water it. Little bumps on my hands.
So after leaving we went to the store. I filled my cart with: oatmeal bath, an anhistamine tablet that will also help me sleep, more calamine lotion, unscented soap, hypo-allergenic detergent, sudafed and new iron pills. I am chasing the idea that this is being caused by the red dye coating my iron supplement. The new iron I bought doesn't have any extra junk in it. It's an all out war my friends.

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