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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Saw this at Chatty's.

You Are a Walnut
You are down to earth and genuine.
Responsible and practical, you are a grown up in all aspects of your life.
You probably eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise.
And while you're not wild, you're not boring either. You're actually very deep and interesting.
What Nut Are You?

Speaking of nuts, we were supposed to have our new windows installed today. We were all ready this morning at 8am with all the window treatments removed and the furniture rearranged. Then they called and said the trailer broke down and they don't have another crew to send. No fun. Jeff was especially unhappy since he stayed home today. So they are supposed to come next Thursday and also give us some kind of compensation for our trouble. I had put Harper down to nap in the pack ad play in the playroom since we thought they would be doing his room first. Luckily he seems to have had no problem falling asleep.

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