Journal Entry: Choon Yong-07/28/2023

Journal Entry

7/28/2023 Friday 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 channel, high temperature is 96 degrees F. Started walking at 6:10 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:15 AM. Breakfast menu; Oatmeal, roll, apple, and punch.
Plan for today:

  1. Stretch.
  2. Call Doris.
  3. Walk 6 miles.
  4. Email Daily Diary for 7/27/2023.
  5. ACE class – Indian Nation – 4-4:30 PM.
  6. Read.
  7. Quotations.

Finished walking after breakfast. Walked 5.5 miles and ran .5 miles, total of 6 miles for today. The walk felt good, no pressure to do any inmate laundry, maybe some mops and rags later. The sun felt good on my skin and the rabbits and squirrels were begging for food. The animals at Atwater camp depend on inmates to feed them with food scraps. Stretched and practiced some Yoga breathing and stretching too. Washer a load of clothes for Felipe. Completed the load at 11:00 AM. Called Doris at 11:05 AM: She felt depressed because she could not sleep. I told her to take naps in the afternoon, as it might help her regain some sleep. Her eyesight is improving albeit if she has to use corrective lenses. She will have a show at Pinole Senior Center tomorrow from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Francis will help her load and unload her merchandise. Washed two loads of mops and rags at 11:30 AM. Completed drying Mops and Rags at 1:00 PM. Census count at 3:30 PM. AAPI had a going away Stromboli party for Chad and Jon’s Birthday around 3:40 PM, it was a very good dinner, I ate too much. Signed up for 3 more ACE classes: 7/31/2023 – Philosophy and Existentialism – 4-4:30 PM. 7/31/2023 – Great Art – 5-5:30 PM, 8/2/2023 – Hubble Great Images of the universe – 5-5:30 PM. Started reading ” Earning Freedom” by Michael Santos. ACE class – Indian Nation – 4-4:30 PM. Started reading at the library from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Census count at 7:45 PM. Census Count at 8:30 PM. Final census count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

Today was a good day: Doris’ eyesight is getting better albeit if she has to wear prescription glasses. Walked 6 miles. AAPI dinner party. Signed up for 3 more ACE classes. Practiced some yoga in the laundry room.

Latin Tag: Mens sana in carpore sano
A healthy mind in a healthy body.

Books Read: 10, Book Reports: 10, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes:8, Target:100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 2, Video Classes: 2
Miles walked today: 6 Miles, Cumulative mileage: 235 miles, Target: 9000 Miles.

Confucius: If you want to know the road ahead, ask someone walking back.