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 12:35

The midwife just came in and checked Alisa. She's at 6cm and somewhere around 90% effaced so it's good to know that the right stuff is happening.

Alisa says all she's been thinking about is epidural... sweet sweet nectar of pain management. She felt she wanted to make it to around 7cm without it so the midwife is going to make the call to those people in like 10 minutes or so and all should be timed just nicely for that.

Alisa is laying on her side and likes her lower back rubbed slowly from side to side.

I was taking a few pictures of her when we first were here. She is not so interested in that now.

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