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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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Back In The Rat Race

Well kids here I am sitting at my computer, at my desk, in my cubicle. That's right, I am one of you again. A bonified member of the working world. Well, paid working world that is.
Keegan is happily at daycare. I know this because I called to check on him. I can see immediately that I will be needing to plaster my walls with his photo. I miss his smiley face.
The job is going fine, after all it's my first day. My co-workers are out of the office today so I am reading giant notebooks and reports. This will be a very interesting position and I am sure I will enjoy it. Right now I am overwhelmed with all of the things I don't know. I have two meetings setup for me today to get acquainted with other groups and learn about the library. I honestly couldn't tell you in a nutshell what I will be doing. But suffice it to say that I will be helping improve the available healthcare, particulary to rural populations. And by extension I hope to positively effect change in people's daily lives.

PS There are a few established walking trails here which can help me with training for the 3-Day.

PPS It will be crucial to avoid the bowls of candy on virtually every cubicle. I forgot what that was like. Junk food everywhere. I will attempt to focus all my cravings on the innocent apple I bought for an afternoon snack.

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