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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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Fruit Streets

Random moments from my move:

Thursday eve. Tom stopped by my parents' house where Keegan and I were staying. When he was leaving he hugged me and told me that he would miss me. I said that I would miss him too and choked back tears. After he left I realized that it was the first time I'd felt his arms around me in atleast a year.

Standing in the kitchen of your new home while your parents and friends help you unpack. Trying to decide how to organize your cabinets, your closets, your life.

Having to call information to figure out where the Home Depot is in your new town.

Realizing that this is the first time in your life you've ever lived alone. No roommates, nobody to assure that the doors are truly locked. I will feel better when the two units on my left are occupied.

It is really weird to ring the doorbell of your husband's new house in order to pick up your son. And then to answer the doorbell of your new house for your husband to transport your son to daycare this morning.

Having trash pickup for the first time in eight years. Apparently it is on Mondays.

More updates tomorrow but I am totally swamped catching up on work and I don't have a computer at home right now.

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