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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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I'm still here. Scott's visit was fun and I hope he had a relaxing time. He seemed to really enjoy playing with Keegan. I took him to the airport yesterday and thus ended Cotterfest '04.
I am fighting a crappy summer cold that has been lurking for weeks. Although honestly I have felt like I been fighting something for months. Upon reflection I think I've been tired for over seven months. Do you ever feel rested agin after having kids? I start the days off slow, get some energy in the afternoon and then slow down again around six. I joked with Erika about picking up a drug habit. Something like speed so I could be peppy and also lose weight. Hey, two treats in one. But lets face it I got this far in life without drugs. Besides I am so not a person who likes to be out of control.
This blog is not a fun place for me to go lately. As much as I try to tell myself that I don't write for others, I guess I do. I miss the comments. Where are you? Have I finally succeeded in boring you into oblivion? I hope you're happy. I am now pathetic enough to beg for attention. Wah.

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