Journal Entry: Choon Yong-03/25/2024-10 New inmates to camp

Journal Entry

3/25/2024 Monday daily diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:30 PM. 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 64 degrees F. Started walking at 6:15 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:25 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, breakfast bar, apple and water.

Plan for Today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Check email from Doris.
  4. Email daily diary for 3/24/2024.
  5. Walk 6 miles.
  6. Split Stretch.
  7. Quotations.
  8. ACE Class – Small Business seminar 6:30 – 7:00 PM.
  9. GED/ ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2;30 PM.
  10. Case Manager Mr Larsen.
  11. 10 new inmates today.

The morning started out dark but cool, in the 50’s. The big round moon was in the Western sky, the rabbits were grazing on the field and Labrona and her juvenile were grazing and playing by the basketball court. The dawn sky emerged with the analogous colors along the path of the sun: brown, red, orange, yellow, light blue, blue and dark blue sky with some dark clouds moving in from the west. As the morning progressed the analogous colors became lighter and streaks of cirrus clouds were tinted with mauve, peach, pink and orange colors, the moon was shielded by the clouds. As the sun emerged, the cirrus clouds looked beautiful and turned to light pastel colors and the sun gradually burnt off the cirrus clouds. The sun was bright golden sphere and it lit up the sky and warmed the air. The rabbits left the field, Labrona and her juvenile rabbits were hanging around the basketball court. Finished walking 6 miles at 8:00 AM, in 1 hour 12 minutes and 3 seconds. Average walking times: 12 minutes 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. Cleaned the computer room. Checked email from Doris: Doris had a good workout: planting tomatoes plants, weeding and applying herbicide to weeds. She was tired after all the work and she walked 7519 steps, 15.3 Inches step length, and 82% symmetry. Yesterday was the 63rd consecutive days she closed the ring. Diana will take her to her optometrist appointment. Francis came home late last night. Had some donuts, apples and chips for snacks. Fed the apple cores to Labrona. Showered at 9:30 AM and changed to BOP uniform. Counselor Reyes informed me that there will be 9 inmates from the bus and 3 self surrenders today. Went to sewing room to prepare the bus bags for the new inmates. Talked to Doris at 10:00 AM: Doris is well. She was tired from work out in the yard. She had a good rest after walking 7519 steps, 15.6 Inches step length and symmetry was 82%. That was the 63rd consecutive days she closed the ring. Her appointment with the optometrist is tomorrow. I told her I will be busy today as we might have 9-12 new inmates joining us today, Ace Class, and GED / ESL tutoring. She will be walking indoors as it is cold outside and work on her spring inventory. Lunch was served at 10:15 AM. Luncheon menu: tacos, beans. corn, carrots, an apple and water. Went to sewing room: exchanged belts for Brian, exchanged belt for Juan, exchanged socks for Madi, exchanged blanket for Gilbert and repaired uniform for penitentiary. GED/ ESL tutoring 12:00 – 2:30 PM. Case manager Larsen had a meeting with the inmates to tell us about his expectations and introduce himself at 2:30 PM. Census count at 3:30 PN. Dinner menu: pull pork sandwich, sweet potatoes, Cole slaw, rice, bread and water. ACE Class- US History – American Indian 5-5:30 PM. 10 new inmates came to the camp at 5:30 PM. We processed them. Missed the ACE Class Small Business workshop 6-6:30 PM. Census count at 7:30 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. She walked 7519 steps, 15.3 inches step length, 82% symmetry. Yesterday was the 63rd consecutive day she closed the ring. Walked 6 miles and split stretched. Attended ACE Class. Good GED/ ESL tutoring sessions.

Christina Rossetti: Better by far you should forget and smile than that you remember and be sad.

Books Read: 30 Books, Book Reports: 30 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1632 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Edmond Rostand: The dream, alone is of interest. What is life without a dream.