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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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Alterations

Tom's parents are up visiting so he had Keegan Monday night as well as the usual Wednesday night. Tonight Keegan and I are meeting them for dinner. I wanted to see them since I haven't since June, although we've talked on the phone a couple of times. I think we're all still working on how to realign our relationships after the divorce. I will always be the mother of their grandchild and I will always love them. So I don't see why we can't find a way to continue some of the closeness we had before. Plus they don't seem to harbor any resentment about the ending of the marriage (atleast nothing that is apparent to me). Anything that makes it easier for them to have a relationship with Keegan is a good thing.
I remain close with my SIL Barb and she will always be my sister. We have supported each other through so much and she has the ability to separate our friendship from any family entanglements. It makes me laugh because she was standoff-ish in the beginning of Tom and I dating. We have talked about how she found me to be high maintenance. I was a bit of a princess then. Suits, full makeup, matching accessories and it took me forever to get ready in the morning. I can't imagine being that way now. Frankly I think I look better now. I know I feel better.

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