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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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August Is Half Over Already?

I tried out a new salon last night. As much as I liked my previous stylist, I'm not driving 45 minutes for a haircut/brow wax. So I picked a place across from Keegan's daycare and it had a good website. You see can see how much I care. I enjoy a good gamble with my hair don't you? She talked me into higlights and I agreed. I was a blond when I walked in (not a real blond since I graduated from high school). But kids there really is a difference between a $9 box of dye and a professional foil. Sometimes it's good to remind myself of that. So I am really happy with the cut, color and brows. I think I've found a new beauty home.

Tomorrow my parents will be helping me host a playdate. Some of Keegan's old friends (they go way back to 8 weeks old) are coming to play at the lake. My dad is actually really excited about little boys running all about. Because I'm still fighting my Mexican cravings I am serving chicken enchiladas, again. I will have to balance pre-meal prep tonight with my Friday night movie. Those N*etflix envelopes have been sitting around way too long. Work is going to be nuts next week, so I might as well relax this weekend while I can.

Do me a favor and dust off the old raindance steps. The weather here is positively wretched.

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