Dear Abby: How can I convince my aging, sick sister-in-law that her feeble husband’s care is too much for her at this point? She can barely care for herself, yet she must help him eat, get out of chairs — everything short of chew his food for him. I have tried telling her she deserves respite care of some kind, to no avail.
As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can’t locate records or are panicked because they haven’t filed in years. Unfortunately, Yu picks up on their stress and sometimes takes it home, especially during tax season. He becomes irritable, distracted and can’t sleep.
A stir-fry is an easy go-to dinner. To stir-fry means to cook foods quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat. The only real work and time is in chopping and slicing the ingredients. The spicy peanut sauce is the highlight of in today’s recipe with its mix of crushed red pepper and gingerroot. Adjust the sauce to your own taste. Serving the stir-fry on whole wheat angel hair pasta is a nutrition boost, providing 4 grams of fiber per serving.
North Central Washington has its share of hand spinners, knitters and weavers. But Cheryl Stewart of Entiat won’t be pulling wool over your eyes when she says she’s a bit different from the rest: Cheryl is almost completely blind.
After reading about the woeful state of honeybees and a new Florida law to foster backyard hives, Marcie Davis launched a simple, well-intentioned mission: become a foster mother to a dozen hives in her one-acre Kendall yard, cultivate a little honey and spread the word about the bees’ alarming decline.
Dear Abby: I always thought that “Lana,” my wife of 14 years, and I had the perfect marriage. When I discovered she was having an affair, it hit me like a train wreck. After many weeks of trying to discover who she really is, I found out she has had several affairs throughout our marriage.
One-year-old Brooklyn Rumsey and 3-year-old Maya, a black labrador, are the best of friends. Here, they enjoy the view from the window together. Her great-grandparents, Dale and Rose Young of East Wenatchee, were visiting Brooklyn and her parents, Brad and Joelle Rumsey, in Spokane.