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
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Darn Machines

The compressor at work has been breaking down all week. The other day it was very stuffy in here. Yesterday it was better. I haven't been too hot but some people will take any excuse to complain and not want to work. Today it seems to back to normal. So of course we have a false alarm fire drill so we get to go outside on one of the hottest humid days of the summer. Ugh. Thankfully I brought my breakfast smoothie out with me. Other people brought their car keys and drove to DD for iced coffee during the alarm.
When we were driving to the Berkshires last weekend my car started to act up. It seemed to only be the turbo so we were okay getting back and forth. By the time I got home on Sunday several lights were lit up on the dashboard. I couldn't get an appt until Thursday. They called yesterday to say it was the turbo, they would have to order the part and of course it would cost serious $$. Isn't that what always happens when your car is paid off and you actually have some extra money? Since it isn't really isn't an option I went ahead and had them fix it. It should be done for today. I hate it when things break and there is no way to prevent it. It was nice being picked up by Jeff last night and then picking the kids up and all being home at the same time together. This morning they dropped me off again which was sweet because I am usually the one saying goodbye and leaving them.

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