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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
2 pounds ...continue reading

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I am feeling a little rundown today. I hope this is not the prelude to some kind of illness. I even left work early to take a nap but I didn't feel any better afterward. I cheated and we had boring pasta for dinner. I did not have the energy for anything more creative. It was going to be mac and cheese but when I went to get the box from the pantry we were out. No comfort food for me. I am beyond relieved tomorrow is Friday. This week has felt endless and maybe because of some post grant slump. I always feel that way after completing something I worked on for months. All your hard work goes off into digital oblivion and you don't hear anything back for months.

Jeff and I went to the movies last night. He was in the mood for something mainstream so we went to the regular theater. We were early so we shot some zombies for a while and then went to see Zach & Miri. We actually had trouble finding which one it was playing in because there is usually a sign telling you what is down each hallway. We finally found the right theater number and the sign outside was blank. That is when I got it. They didn't put up the sign that must have come from the distributor. I am guessing because it has the word "porno" in it. And we're not the only place. I totally get why it was rated NC-17 at first.

My furniture order arrived today. Jeff has already assembled the coffee table and it looks perfect in there. I can not believe Thanksgiving is next week. We haven't even talked menu yet. And the turkey will be ready tomorrow. I just can't remember if I am supposed to pick it up before or after noon. Either way I'd better clear a space for it.

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