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.
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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In Perfect Time

Over the past several months there are many conversations that went on between Tom and I. Out of respect for the divorce process I didn't write about them here. Now that it is official there are things that I'd like to be able to talk about.
I am dating someone. He is actually someone I had met before. His name is Jeff and some of you may know his website. Jeff was also going through a divorce and caring for a small child. We started talking on the phone and through email as a support for eachother. Along the way we discovered that we had many things in common. We decided to meet for dinner and a movie. Sitting across from each other at the table we both knew that there was so much more than friendship between us. This was confirmed at the end of the evening with the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.
We recognize that the timing wasn't ideal and that many will question if it is only a rebound thing. But we also know that a connection like this is rare and life is too short to throw it away. He is an amazing man. He is a great friend. He is a wonderful father. He is everything I always wanted and a bunch of things I never knew I did. Jeff lives three hours away so we only see each other an average of once a week. It isn't all bad because we have established our own separate lives post-divorce and we get plenty of time to do our own things.
Tonight he is coming down to go out to dinner to celebrate our five month anniversary. I am really happy with him and he is really happy with me. And that is such a good feeling.

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