Time is a gift we have that can never be regained if it is wasted. Everyone here is on a journey that will end one day.

Dear Heloise: I have to take several medications, but I’ve gotten confused at times and taken the wrong meds. I took a sleeping pill before I went to work and nodded off at my desk. How can I keep these meds straight?

Dear Annie: In this day and age, when one has to be constantly aware of scams, I find it terribly annoying to receive phone calls from people who do not identify themselves when they call. Often when my wife and I get phone calls from fundraising groups or even from doctors’ offices and the …

Dear Annie: There are three sisters in my family. Two of us are childless. Our other sister now has seven grandchildren. Every Christmas and birthday, my other childless sister and I send a check to each grandniece and grandnephew. We never expect any gifts in return, but it would be nice to…

Dear Heloise: My husband loves to cook and especially to bake. He love, love, loved your pumpkin bread recipe! We don’t have a copy, so would you reprint it in your column? He says he wants to make several loafs and freeze them.

Dear Annie: For six years, I’ve been with a man — let’s call him “Ben.” We have one child together and one on the way. I’m frustrated because I do all of the housework even though we’re both employed. We divided up expenses. He pays for the house payment and the babysitter when we need one, …

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She does have a peculiar bad habit: She picks her nose in public. It’s not just a quick pick when no one is looking. This is a thorough deep cleaning wi…

Dear Heloise: When I park in a parking garage and plan to leave at night, I try to park as close to the exit as possible, not next to a van, if possible (you never know who could jump out of the van, although this is a long shot), and not in front of a pillar.

Nelson Hutchinson took this photograph of blooming morning glories in October in the backyard of his stepdaughter Emily Keating on East 14th Avenue in Belton.