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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We did end up seeing Young@Heart the other night. It was excellent. One of the best movies I have ever seen. I cried through this part and I don't think hearing some of the songs by the original artists will ever be the same for me. If you see it and ever look at senior citizens again the same way I would be surprised.

Being home without being able to do much is boring. I was all set to be bored again yesterday. But when I called the spa in the morning they had a pedicure opening for 11:45. It was really nice to be pampered and she was really careful massaging my feet. The whole "it's my due date" thing freaked her out a little. I had a lovely chat with two other customers and walked out with "Season's Screenings" on my toes. I wanted a really deep ruby red. I say a pedicure is essential labor preparation.

The other thing that happened yesterday was that a package arrived. Jeff had told me he ordered something for me last week. He is really good at keeping surprises a surprise. What was in the box? A netflix player. So I had never heard of this but apparently it is brand new. It allows you to play the netflix instant movies and shows through your TV instead of the computer. I had never used the instant feature because I don't want to be stuck sitting in front of a PC for two hours. This tiny little box was easy to setup and works great. I will probably never use amazon unbox again. I already watched a movie and a comedy special and Jeff listened to a Talking Heads concert. It doesn't cost any more than what we already pay for netflix. This is yet another reason we don't have cable.

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