Journal Entry: Choon Yong-06/24/2023

Journal Entry

Woke at 5:30 AM. Only got up once to use the restrooms at 4:00 AM. Cleaned up and watch the news. Breakfast was served at 6:00 AM. Breakfast Menu: Oatmeal, Apple, eggs, milk, and punch. Felt groggy after taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen last night. Lay down to rest on my bunk. Woke up at 10:00 AM for headcount. Lunch was served at 10:30 AM. Lunch menu: Potato, toast with syrup, eggs, banana, and punch.

The groggy feeling persisted thus had to lay down for a nap until 12:00 PM. Called Doris, and she told me she had another asthma attack last night but felt better today. I told her it could be the dust mites and recommended that she change her sheet regularly to avoid allergens in her bed. causing her asthma attack. She inquired when PERS will deposit the check, I told her it is usually deposited at the end of the month. She told me Patches and Geok called to check on her and also inquired about me.

She said she felt lonely by herself in the big house. I told her she has to be strong and hold down the household during my absence. She paid all the household bills and took care of my e-mails, and social media. I told her I don’t have any development in the visitation request. Probably won’t for a few weeks until the positions are filled. Karlee and Chris will be home to visit her during the weekend. I told her about my course in the Indian Nation, a nine-week course and it was a FTC time credit course. Also told her I reviewed the Hearing Anatomy video to improve my knowledge of anatomy, which I intend to apply it when I volunteer for the Pinole Senior Center.

Went to the library at 12:15 PM to journal my daily diary and started reading The Release Plan 2003 workbook by Michael Santos. Back to the unit for rest at 2:45 PM. Headcount at 3:30 PM. Dinner was served after headcount. Dinner menu: tomato, chicken, green beans, potato salad, bread, and punch. Took a nap and woke up at 5:00 PM. Walk around the track until 5:45 PM. Cleaned up and showered. Felt better after the shower. Started reading but was interrupted by headcount at 6:45 PM. Continue reading until 8:30 PM. Cleaned up and ready for a final head count at 9:30 PM. Went to bed at 10:00 PM.

This was a wasted day, felt groggy all day from taking the ibuprofen 800mg. Felt lethargic and unmotivated but forced myself to make the best of the day.