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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
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It's Over Already?

Back to work after a week off. Piles of emails, voicemails and in-box to wade through. Ugh.

Had a nice vacation. My friend Lara came from Dallas to visit so we went all around New Hampshire & Vermont. We only had time to do the highlights so I hope she comes back for another visit. If you are ever in the area I encourage you to make a trip to Saint-Gaudens. Absolutely beautiful and very interesting. They also have an artist in residence program so we chatted with this year's sculptor.

Didn't end up having dinner with Holly & Patrick on July 1st because they got trapped crossing the border from Canada for five hours. But I did get to visit a little the next day at her mom's wedding in Maine. Hard to have conversations with Master Keegan running through the yard, barn and towards the pond. I was completely exhausted after that day. Spent some of the non-rainy times at the parent's house for boat rides and building sand castles. Had a nice relaxing 4th at Erika & Jay's cookout. Did a few errands related to getting settled into the house. I think that sums it up.

Tom helped me order a computer so hopefully I will up on the internet at home at the end of the month. Then I can get caught up on my blog reading and emailing.

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