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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This morning after dropping Keegan at school I cleaned the house and left because we had a showing at 11am. I decided since I have been such a good girl that I would get a pedicure. I went to one of those quick nail places and got ultra-pink toes for $20. What a bargain. While I was waiting for them to dry I checked out their fish tank. Among the other fish they had black goldfish. I had one of those when I was a kid. It's name was Darthy Vader, because it was girl and it was 1979.
After that it was lunch and then the quest to find more shorts. I struck out at Old N*vy but did get some other things. I struck out at two more stores which didn't stop me from buying other summer clothes and then finally found two pairs at the G*p. Can I be lame and admit that I have more fun shopping when Jeff is there?
Then it was to T*rget for beach essentials and on a tip from Sarah's site two headbands. Now I am home and proscrastinating the task of actually packing.
Tonight I am going out with the Selfish Mom's to say goodbye to one us who is moving to Western Mass. Meanwhile Jeff is taking Keegan to a baseball game. In fact we will probably be able to see each other from a distance because the ladies and I are going to be at a place overlooking the field.

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