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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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You should only be able to panic about a snowstorm if you don't live in a place where they are expected. You should see the hoopla here. Meetings are being cancelled all over the place. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Today at lunch I bought myself some white gold and diamond earrings. Just because. Back in November my jeweler had sent me two hundred dollars to spend in his store before 2/14. I augmented it with my birthday and christmas money to buy something that I will really enjoy. They are both simple enough for everyday and elegant enough for special occasions. And they have absolutely nothing to do with Valentine's Day. Which by the way we help the kids celebrate but not each other because it seems so fake and contrived. I am lucky enough to feel loved and appreciated and celebrated every day.

Quotes from Keegan:

"No mamma, not that kind. I want the real syrup in the jug."

"You pay for the strawberries and I will eat them."

"Can we start making a little brother tonight?"

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