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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 did it! I bought a townhouse. Yesterday I made my final selections and signed the purchase & sales agreement. I am so excited to see all my colors and choices installed. I also can't wait to move in and get settled.
Our house is ready for people to see. We actually have a showing this evening which I hope is a good sign since it just went on the market. It's too bad it took moving to get everything done and cleaned up because the house looks so nice.
I have a new home for my bees too. A friend at work is going to let me setup in her and her husband's apiary. Not only will I still have a nice location for them but I will also have an onsight experienced beekeeper for help. Maybe I'll finally get some honey.
Now I am back on the hunt for daycare for Keegan. I wish I could keep him at the same place but it wouldn't make sense to drive south 45 minutes so I can drive right back up north again to work. I have some referrals and have set up appointments to visit. Atleast this time I feel confident about what I am looking for. Poor kid is going to move daycares, split into two different houses and split into two separate parents all at once. Divorce sucks.

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