Journal Entry: Choon Yong-02/22/2024-31 days of closing the ring

Journal Entry

2/22/2024 Thursday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up, changed to BOP uniform and made a cup of coffee. Stretched, drank my coffee and watched the local news and weather report, high temperature for today is 60 degrees F. Started walking at 6:10 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: cereal, muffin, banana and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 2/21/2024.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Class Effective Writing 6-6:30 PM.
  9. GED/ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.
  10. Commissary day.

The morning started out dark but cool as the dawn sky was emerging, the Northern Star was visible but not the moon. There were some sparse stratus cirrus clouds over the Sierras. The clearing over the Sierras were red layered with gray clouds and deep blue sky. As the morning progressed, the clearing was filled with analogous colors from bright red, orange, yellow, cream, layers of grey cloud, cream tint on the sparse cloud and light blue to blue sky. As the sun emerged, the path of the sun was bright yellow and gold, the orange Gold sphere was huge, the clouds were tinted with orange color with peach edges. As the sun ascended it started to warm the air and burn off the clouds but was shielded my the clouds momentarily and remerged to brighten the sky and the colors started to disappear. finished walking 6 miles at 7:50 AM, in 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 seconds. Average walking times were: 12 minutes 31 seconds per mile (milla) or 51 seconds per lap (vuelta). Stretched and split stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunshine. The rabbit was out at the basketball court. Finished stretching at 8:20 AM, the stretch felt good in the warm sunshine. I did not get anything from the commissary as I still have adequate supplies. Had a banana, crackers, nuts and chocolate for snacks. Cleaned the computer room. Checked and replied to Doris’ email: Doris is well but tired after running errands. She walked 8746 Steps, Step length was 15.6 Inches and symmetry was 78%. That is the 31st consecutive days she has closed the ring on her iPhone app. She is feeling more confident with her walking. I told her she was doing a good job with her walking and urged her to continue the routine. She was prescribed two new pairs of glasses, for distance and reading. She will pick them up in a couple of weeks. The eye glasses should help her vision. She still has to pick up her eye drops prescription to reduce the swelling of her retina. She like my book report on Spanish Phrase book. Showered at 9:10 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Talked to Doris at 9:50 AM: Doris is well and she slept well last night after all the walking. She walked 8746 Steps, step length was 15.6 Inches and symmetry was down to 78%. That’s the 31st consecutive days she has closed the ring. She felt confident with her walking and will try to close the ring again today. Also I told her her step length has steadily improved. She was prescribed two pairs of glasses and will pick them up in a couple of week. The tests at the optometrist lasted for a couple of hours. She went shopping at Ranch 99 and target. She will still have to use her eye drops to reduce her swelling. She will work in her sewing room on her apron design. She paid for the car registrations. I will be busy with ACE Class, GED/ ESL tutoring and repair some uniforms. Lunch was served at 10:15 AM. Luncheon menu: Naked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, muffin and water. GED/ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. The tutoring went well as have to work with some students individually. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: chefs salad, potatoes soup, beets and water. Washed my laundry at 5:00 PM. ACE Class Effective Writing 6-6:30 PM. Finished my laundry at 7:00 PM. Census count at 7:10 PM. Census count at 8:00 PM. Cleaned up at 9:00 PM. Final Census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris is well and rested. She was prescribed glasses to aid her vision. She walked 8746 steps, step length was 15.6 Inches and symmetry was 78%. That’s the 31 st consecutive days she closed the ring. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE Class. Good GED/ESL tutoring classes.

Marcel Proust: Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

Books Read: 27 Books, Book Reports: 27 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 51 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 39 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1440 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Publilus Syrus: To accept a favorite is to sell your freedom.