Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

That’s a saying we use regularly in my house. “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay.”  It completely explains our current state of activity.  No further explanation needed when asked ‘whatcha doing.’

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

(Admit it… you sang those lyrics while you read them, didn’t you)

Today is the first real day of my holiday vacation and I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay.  And I’m not ashamed to say it loud and proud.

Anyone having fun with their runs and participating in the #RunChatHunt?  I doubt I’ll complete the challenge, but I have managed to find a couple of the items, such as inflatables:

And a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree:

James also created a SquadRunner team of 20 people to keep us motivated and running through the holidays and beyond.  We compete with other teams around the world for standings, and each day there is a quiz you can take for points, not to mention new missions (must reach a certain distance or time) which will also give you extra points.

Today’s mission is 9.5 miles.  I need to get out and complete at least half of it, but it is so cold out there.  Okay, nothing like riding a bike in 18 deg F cold (Jim… brrrr), but it’s cold for us… for me.  My cat has taken up residence in the warmest bathroom in the house and is laying on the heating vent.  You see, we had a White Christmas.  Yes indeedy… it snowed.

 

Anyway, back to SquadRunner, we have a great team and are currently ranked 41st out of a couple hundred.  Our 20 team members hail from around the globe… Germany, UK, Canada, East Coast, West Coast.  We motivate, encourage, and celebrate each other.  It has been such a great and positive experience and it makes me want to get out and get some mileage for the team… cold or no cold. But right now, I’m still sittin’ on the dock of the bay.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my relaxing morning, getting caught up with all of you:  AJ vacationing in Arizona; Brian re-running his Village of the Damned series (which is what got me hooked on Bonnywood Manor to begin with); AB traveling during the holidays and most recently Rome; and I always enjoy reading T’s happenings and thoughts, as well as Marie’s Monday school.  Also hoping for wellness for GH and a speedy recovery for Randy who recently ruptured his Achilles and had to have surgery.  And hey!  After a long hiatus, welcome back, WBFM!

Sometimes it’s good just sittin’ on the dock of the bay!

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!

42 thoughts on “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

    1. Paula Post author

      Of course!! We’re all cheering for you to heal quickly! And here’s an idea… you could get one of those cool rolling leg rest “walkers” to help you bring up your “crutches” time on Strava, lol! 😀 (too soon? 😀 )

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    1. Paula Post author

      I saw your snow pictures! Ugh! You can have it, lol! And good for you for getting on the elliptical! That’s one machine I’ve never been able to do… it wears me out too much!! Power on! 😀

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  1. Brian Lageose

    Thanks for the mention! It looks like you and James are having a swell time. And yes, I’m a little jealous of your White Christmas. Such things are very rare in Dallas, but at least I’ve got the memories of my younger years in Tulsa, when a White Christmas was basically guaranteed… 😉

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    1. Paula Post author

      You’re welcome! You know I love me a dysfunctional Christmas village, lol! 😃 And oh no, you mustn’t be jealous of the snow! With it comes the freezing cold… the freezing cold that just won’t go away. I’ve not been warm since I was in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago, 😄

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  2. Dippy-Dotty Girl

    Biking in the snow. I bet you will have tales to tell, Paula, and I want to read about it. Drama beckons 😉 Your cat has the sweetest deal I see.
    I am waiting on that feeling: ‘Sittin’ on the dock of the bay’. I guess I shall have it soon when I reach my parents’ home though I will miss my mother-in-law’s fabulous cooking.
    Cheers for the mention 🙂 xx

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    1. Paula Post author

      Nooo, I wasn’t biking in the snow! I’m having issues even stepping out on the porch in this stuff. That’s Jim, another blogger I follow, who had that adventure! Are your parents in India as well? I hope you have a wonderful visit! 🤗

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      1. Dippy-Dotty Girl

        Oops! You can pound me with something smelly for being amiss. Not a skunk though 😀 Yeah Paula. Both my in-laws and parents are here though in different cities so we are heading from Delhi to Calcutta (where my parents live) in a couple of days. So I am excited 🙂

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  3. shutterbug

    Totally sang that song, then pulled it up on YouTube for a dance with the kids. Thanks for the links to the other bloggers. I really enjoyed reading them. Good luck with your run when you get around to it 😊

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  4. Chocolaterunsjudy

    I’d love to be really sitting on a dock by a bay. It was 1F when I woke up. But I’m not running today (and all my runs lately are on the treadmill anyway).

    I’m doing a lot of catchup, can’t wait to go back & read your San Antone experience!

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