Dear Jenny, My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years. The whole time, we’ve lived in the same city as his family, while my family lives across the country. I like his family and we are definitely close. We see them often, once or twice a week. But after seeing them so much for so many years, while we see my family only a couple of times a year, I am starting to really resent them and I’m finding it difficult to be around them lately. It’s not anyone’s fault, but I can’t seem to shake this frustration I have when my husband wants us to hang out with them, again. I hate feeling this way. Help! — Moira, Ill.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp can recall, moment to moment, almost every goal he’s made in his career. But when asked to describe his sense of style, he pauses. “I don’t really know how to answer that,” he says. Just like on the ice, when Sharp flicks his wrist and sends the puck soaring up the boards to a teammate, he passes the question to a fellow Blackhawk. “It’s just the best,” jokes defender Michael Kostka. Sharp shakes his head and laughs.
As you grow older, do you notice things don’t come to you as quickly as they used to? Whether it’s being able to complete a crossword puzzle in a magazine, remembering where you left your keys or recalling your best friend’s cell phone number, we all slip a little bit as the years go on. Here are 10 ways to keep your mind fresh:
Head out to any of Chicago’s top restaurants this Saturday night and you’re guaranteed to get a killer meal — just don’t expect to see the head or executive chefs in the house. Rather than plating creations in their kitchens, our city’s top toques will be serving up their signature fare at the Meals on Wheels annual Celebrity Chef Ball, held Oct. 26 at the Zhou B. Art Center in Bridgeport.