When Mal got home from school yesterday afternoon, we decided to take Murphy to the dog park. It was a “nice” day for February in New England (mid-40s and sort of sunny), so we figured Murphy would appreciate some outdoor activity in his life. He was starting to get a little cabin fever.
When you enter the park, it has two main paths: one that goes to the right along the water and one that goes to the left, which is a little more desolate. We typically take the path to the right because it’s more scenic and there are more dogs for the pug mayor to meet and greet, but, unfortunately, it wasn’t plowed yesterday.
I assumed we’d walk on the plowed path to the left, but Mal had other plans for us and declared: “We’ll blaze our own trail” and started walking down the path to the right.
Murphy ran after him, so we walked in the snow.
The pug, who typically hates snow, had a blast at the park yesterday. He even frolicked (can pugs frolic?) in the snow at one point.
We spent about an hour at the park, tromping through the snow and blazing on our trail.
Mal’s comment about “blazing our own trail” got me thinking about common sayings we use in our house– many of which came from our parents. My mom had tons of mom-isms when I was growing up. Here are some of our favorite sayings:
- If it was a dog, it would have bit ya.
- We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
- Kill two birds with one stone.
- Long run for a short slide.
- Were you raised in a barn?
Last night’s dinner was one of my favorites: Gingery Beef and Broccoli!
We were out of ground flaxseed meal, so I just made the recipe without. It still tasted delicious, but I prefer it with the ground flax.
For dessert, I made a batch of No Bake Chocolate Fudge Cookies and ate them all. Holy deliciousness.
Questions of the Day
What did your parents always say to you when you were growing up?
What are some of the common phrases you use in your house?