12/25/2023 Monday Christmas Daily Diary from Atwater Camp.
Woke up at 5:40 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 6:30 AM. Breakfast was served at 6:20 AM. Breakfast menu: Oatmeal, muffin, an apple and hot water.
Plan for Today:
- Call Doris.
- Check email from Doris.
- Email daily diary for 12/24/2023.
- Walk 6 miles.
- Split Stretch.
- Christmas Visitations.
The morning walk started out dark, cool and foggy. Visibility was only about a hundred feet, very dense fog. As the morning progressed, the fog grew denser. I could not see the dawn sky. the sky grew lighter. Census count at 8:05 AM, at the tail end of my walk. Completed walking six miles in 1 hour 18 minutes and 54 seconds at 8:30 AM. Stretched and split stretched until 9:00 AM, at the basketball court. Average walking times were: 13 minutes and 9 seconds per mile (milla) or 2 minutes and 12 seconds per lap on the trail or 53 seconds per lap (vuelta). Had a nutty bar and some cookies for snacks. Another green chair was missing form the computer room. talked to Doris at 9:10 AM: Doris and Patches are well and they are on the road, their ETA is 11:30 AM. I told them there is no work today but there are ACE Classes. I told them, I will have my shower, read and write today, maybe watch some sports on the television.. Showered at 9:30 AM. Changed to BOP uniform. census count at 10:00 AM. Lunch was served after the count. Christmas lunch menu: baked chicken, rolls, sweet potato, chocolate milk, gravy, a banana and hot water. In addition they had our packaged dinner: bread, peanut butter, chips, chips and an apple. Doris and Patches got to the visitation room at 11:02 AM: They are well but tired form running around and doing errands. The visitation room was crowded today. Patches and Chris were able to find some of The good wine in my collection. Patches will take a few bottles with her to Australia. She gave a few bottles to Karlee and Chris for X’Mas. Kein’s wife is upset as Kein has been coming over to our house for dinner and picking all the Persimmons without her. They cooked the steak that Kein brought over for them. Kein would like to take me fishing when I get out. I told Patches and Doris that Kein is a good friend and help Doris a lot while I am gone. Doris is walking better because she took of the Knee brace that was too tight on her. She was able to walk better and faster, also without the aid of a cane. I asked Patches if she liked her X’Mas present form us. She liked it especially the auspicious amount, which matches with out garage door. Patches is looking into buying a big luggage. I told her she could have the Grey luggage and it is big enough to hold all her stuff, it should be in my closet. Chris found the adult diaper that was behind some boxes and also located the zip ties in the tool shed. All the Persimmons were harvested but there are some apples that need harvesting. Also oranges are ready for harvesting if they are soft and orange. Patches went down to the gazebo and said that it was okay except that it need some vines trimmed. She had trimmed most of the fig tree and it is not overhanging to the ground. She let the dogs down to the slope daily and has disciplined Chunk a couple of times for getting out of the gate and getting into the trash. Doris said she has not seen the neighbors Bong and Coleman. I told them they were probably on vacation. She said Bong’s from yard is completely fenced. We were all tired and yawning and decided to leave early at 2:00 PM to get some rest. It was a very good visit. We had Dr pepper, Coke, potatoes chips for snacks. I told them I don’t have ACE classes tonight.
Back to the unit at 2:05 PM. Took a short nap. Census count at 3:45 PM. Had a sandwich, a banana and a muffin for dinner. Talked to Doris at 5:00 PM: Doris and Patches got home safely. They will have some dinner and go to bed early. They are tired too.
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 and Patches are well. We had a very good visitation. Walked 6 miles and split stretched.
Napoleon I: France has more need of me than I have need for France.
Books Read: 25 Books, Book Reports: 25 Reports, Target: 150 Books.
ACE Classes: 41 Classes, ACE Class Reports: 32 Reports, Target: 100 Classes.
EBRR Classes: 13 Classes, EBRR Class Reports: 13 Reports.
Miles Walked Today: 6 Miles, Cumulative Mileage: 1098 Miles, Target: 9000 Miles.
Ouden Nash: Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early.