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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Report From The Field 1

This is Jeff. Alisa really wanted me to go hospital wireless and update her site with something.

"What do you want me to say," I ask.
"Just say what's going on. Anything!"

Sounds like a woman in the middle of some fun Oxytocin-inspired contractions. Apparently, these are the most significant ones yet. For the past hour and a half the nurse has been coming in regularly and increasing the Oxytocin dose and slowly, these things have become more painful and closer together. She's laying over the head area of the adjustable bed right now and the nurse thinks she would like this position better.

I've taken to telling Alisa when her contractions are.

"It's not a contraction unless it shows up on the monitor here," I say.
"You're an idiot," she replies.

We ordered lunch and watched the extended Today Show while eating. Apparently, Kathie Lee's voice significantly increases the severity of contractions. Who knew? I feel the same effect in my abdomen when Kathie Lee speaks so it's kind of a unisex sympathy thing. So, guys, if you want to know what contractions feel like for your special lady, tune in to NBC on weekdays at 11am.

Seriously, Alisa's making more moan-ish noises now so I'm going to stop this updating.

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