April 20 (Newsletter #3)

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Good Day to all my amazingly patient patients!!

I think all of us are going a bit hut nutty!! Work, work, work makes Jack (and Jill) dull beyond belief, but the challenge now is how to incorporate enough FUN in our lives when we can’t actually hang out (in person, closer than 6’) with family and friends. My daughter is having virtual happy hours with friends, watching movies with her boyfriend (she’s in Seattle, he is in San Diego), and going on walks with me (which I love — we get an hour of chatting in). She’s doing much better with the fun stuff than I am.

My sister asked me what was good about this enforced staycation. And I, being a grumpy puss, said nothing!!! She then gently reminded me of the dramatic decrease of pollution worldwide, the extra time we have to connect with people we care about, the time we have to clear our clutter, and actual time we can spend with ourselves to get clear on what we want and where we are going when this is all over. She is right (she is always right, she’s my big sister). So, even though, in general, I am a glass half full kind of gal, I am committed to being a glass ¾ full instead.

I don’t know if you have heard about Captain Tom Moore of England. When he was 99, he had a goal of raising 1000£ by his 100th birthday by walking laps in his garden. He has raised over $42 Million for the National Health Service!! And he is still walking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8PDlgCyMZ4

Now, most of us probably would have a hard time raising that kind of money walking circles in our yard, but there are things we can do to help others that are in need. If you have any extra money, you can donate it to the San Diego Food Bank to help families in need. https://sandiegofoodbank.org/. Or to the San Diego Humane Society. Due to this pandemic, there is urgent need for people to foster animals. If you have the time and inclination, this is another great way to give back https://www.sdhumane.org/support-us/volunteer/foster/

As of right now, I plan on reopening the office June 1st. Being able to open earlier is dependent on too many variables to be able to decide right now. Because of that, we are canceling appointments in May one week at a time. You will receive a text or a phone call. I am available by phone every day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for you to talk with me about your concerns or dental issues. I am also coming in for pain/swelling emergencies. Stay safe and healthy and SANE!!!!