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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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Between work and school I drove 350 miles yesterday. Last night was Selfish Mom's and I didn't get to stay too long. Traffic was terrible coming out of Boston so I didn't even get to the hostess' house until 7:30. I went home around 9 and then had to do two hours of reading and shower, etc. Keegan was up a lot last night and had to be tucked back in three times. He has been having some sleep anxiety both at my house and Tom's. You can be sure I blame myself. This morning I felt terrible and called in to work. After dropping him off I came back home and slept from 9 to 12. I can't say I feel too much better but I really want to go to class. We'll see how I feel after some lunch. This is just another reason I am not thinking of pursuing another degree right now. I am enjoying class and I am glad that I have this opportunity. But this is quickly revealing itself not to be the right time in my life for school on top of everything else. My young son and soon to be young marriage are much more important.

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