Journal Entry: Choon Yong-03/11/2024-49th Days closing ring

Journal Entry

3/11/2024 Monday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 AM. Made up my bed, cleaned up and 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 67 degrees F. Started walking at 6:20 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:30 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, Muffin, apple and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily dairy for 3/10/2024.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Class – Real Estate 6:30- 7:00 PM.
  9. GED/ ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM.

The morning started out dark but cool, in the 50’s. The Northern Star was visible but not the moon. the dawn sky appeared, clouds over the Sierras, blue sky and followed by dark blue sky with some alto cirrus clouds in the mid sky and stratus cumulus clouds in the Western sky. As the morning progressed, the clearing over the gray clouds over the Sierras turned to pastel colors while the edges of the clouds were tinted in orange peach color. The clouds on the path of the sun turned to light grey and its edges were yellowish gold. As the sun emerged over the clouds, the streaks of alto cirrus clouds were burnt off and it warmed the air. Labrona was grazing by the basketball court while the two juvenile rabbits were chasing each other. All the rabbits left the field when the dawn sky emerged except for Labrona and its two rabbits. Finished walking 6 miles at 8:00 AM, in 1 hour 13 minutes and 24 seconds. Average walking times were: 12 minutes and 6 seconds per mile( Milla) or 2 minutes and 1 second per lap (Vuelta). Stretched and split stretched at the basketball court in the morning sunshine until 8:30 AM. The stretch felt good in the morning sunshine. Cleaned the computer room. Counselor Reyes informed me that 3 new inmates will be joining us today. Had an apple and chips or snacks. Checked email from Doris: Doris is well and she had a good night’s rest. She walked 7454 steps, step length was 15.1 Inches and symmetry was 87%. I told her the walking is helping her sleep. Diana’s daughter is home and she will spend time with her. Showered at 9:20 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Lunch was served at 10:10 AM. Luncheon menu: Fries, chili, apple, and water. Went to sewing room: exchanged large shirt for Michael, exchanged 4-4X Shirts to 2X shirts for Colby, repaired pants for Mayfield, exchanged 5-2X T-shirts and 5 Pairs of socks for Frank. Talked to Doris at 11:00 AM: Doris is well and had a good rest after walking 7454 steps, 15.1 Inches step length, and 87% symmetry. Yesterday was the 49th consecutive days she closed the ring. She raised the threshold to 7500 steps. Diana is with her daughter. Her future son-in-law is thinking about moving to the US. I told Doris that Labrona and her two juvenile rabbits were out by the basketball court and I fed them three apple cores. She received her ID from DMV but it said DL/ ID, she will mail a copy to Counselor Reyes so she doesn’t have to bring her passport for visitation. I told her we will have three new inmates today, ACE Class and GED/ESL tutoring. She will close the ring today and email me. Found out our new case manager will start on 3/18/24, one week of training then we can approach him for our issues. I will be attending the reentry training and FSA incentive program tomorrow at 11:30 AM. GED/ ESL Tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. The GED classes are slow going but is going well. Two new inmates joined us at the camp today, one inmate on the bus did not join us today as the bus was late. Census count at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after the count. Dinner menu: pepper steak, rice, green beans, bread and water. Went to library to work on Book Report Stress and your Body. ACE Class Beginning Real Estate 6:30 – 7:00 PM. Census count at 7:40 PM. Census count at 8:30 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 walked 7454 steps, step length was 15.1 Inches and symmetry was 87%. This is the 49th consecutive days she closed the ring. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE Class. Good GED/ ESL tutoring classes. Completed Book Report Stress and Your Body.

Alice Caldwell Rice: life is made up of desires that seems big and vital one minute and little and absurd the next. I guess we get what’s best for us in the end.

Books Read: 29 Books, Book Reports: 29 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 52 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 43 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1548 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

I. A> Richards: It (poetry is capable of saving us; it is a perfectly possible means of overcoming chaos.