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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
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This last part of my pregnancy was supposed to be fairly low key.  I had one federal grant to turn in and then May would be quiet time to wrap up and hand off.  I am due May 29.

Then a sweeping new rule was released by the Feds and it will impact the entire state.  I'm supposed to analyze the impact and make recommendations.  The comments are due May 29.

Then one of my staff had a chest pains while at his cardiologist appointment.  They hospitalized him and the following week he had quadruple by-pass.  He will be out until June 2.

Then two unexpected federal grants were released that we really need to apply for.  One is due May 1 and the other May 29.

So that leaves me with someone else's job to do while I can't find the time to do my own.

Today my secretary resigned to take a better paying position inside the department.  Her last day is May 8.

F**k.
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