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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 am having a hard time with daylight savings time. Keegan was wired until 9 pm last night and then hard to wake this morning. I was so out of it that I mixed up packing our lunches. That kid almost got spicy peanut stir fry and I would have had a baby yogurt. All in all it was a good weekend.

Saturday Keegan & I took Erika shopping and had lunch with my cousin. I will crave that food until I give up and drive over an hour to eat there again. While shopping I saw some things I'd like to go back for once I move in. We also picked up some yummy treats at Trader Joes. Can I get a shout out for fruit leather?

Sunday I took my mom to a quilting bee. Don't laugh. It was my first time. A friend from work was doing it as a project with her youth group. We created quilts to go to HIV/AIDS, drug or alcohol and at-risk babies and toddlers. I must say that I really had a good time. Mom & I came up with a color scheme and pattern. I cut the fabric and came up with the design while she sewed. We have to finish it up on our own and then turn it in to the group. Someday I really should learn to sew. I have years of costumes and projects ahead of me.

We had three showings this weekend and got good feedback. Hopefully we'll get an offer this week. I am not in hurry to close but I will feel better once we are progressing in that direction. In the mornings while I am getting dressed I mentally pack all of my stuff and I am just dreading the move. I hate the whole rush to get out of one house while hanging in limbo for the next one. I am going to take this opportunity to really downsize my life.

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