I’m going to be honest with you, everybody; I’ve been reading a lot of Lord of the Rings and drinking a lot of tea. What that means is that I’ve been reading a lot and procrastinating my homework, but at least it’s LoTR and not something silly, right?
In other news, I want to wish everyone a happy Easter weekend. I hope you all had wonderful Easters, and Passovers, and three day weekends (whatever it is you’re celebrating). I had a fantastic weekend, despite the unrelenting snow of yesterday and today. Friday was not only good, but great (lol Christianity jokes). For the day, I’d like to celebrate a rather cool dude, my boyfriend, Danny, because he set a goal to ski, mountain bike, and fish all in the same day and guess what? HE DID IT. I have photographic evidence. And he didn’t even have to wake up before 9 a.m.
Side note, let’s talk about how cool Bozeman, Montana is just for the fact that it’s actually possible to ski, mountain bike, and fish all in the same day.
Anyway, he set out around 9:30 in the morning, skied his little heart out and called me around one o’clock in the afternoon. He swung by to pick up Copper (who is a mountain biking extraordinaire), got lunch and a fishing license, and got to the top of the nearby trail, Triple Tree, before 4. See Exhibit A below.
Then, he called me because it was time to fish. I got home from the gym, showered and dried my hair (it was not the warmest of days), and we headed up to Hyalite for some fly fishing. Unfortunately, starting April 1st – May 15th, the road which leads all the way up to the reservoir is closed – I presume for flooding danger and maybe some maintenance – but the river was flowing strong down below and he cast in. Copper tried to get snagged by the hook a few times, but eventually he decided the water was too cold and went on the search for a stick. Instead, he found a section of a tree root, which he decided was just as good, and insisted that I throw the huge, knarly thing all over the field.
No luck fishing, but at least the deed was done, right? Skiing, biking, and fishing all in one day. So we headed home for dinner – which was equally as exciting. Neither of us wanted to spend money and both of us were ravenous, so we opened my fridge to see what we could cook up. We ended up with shredded chicken (I got 4 pounds of shredded rotisserie chicken at Cotsco for $8 *mini celebration*), mini carrots, cubed potatoes, pineapple, and fresh spinach all in a covered pan with olive oil and lots of lemon juice and it was the best dinner I have had all week. Delicious. And the easiest meal, too; just left it covered for about twenty-thirty minutes and it was ready to eat.
So we ate and watched Guardians of the Galaxy and drank tea and ate Girl Scout cookies until we crashed. Good Friday. (That’ll never get old).
Easter Sunday also involved a fantastic meal. We had planned to hike Lava Lake and have a lunch up there, but the weather wasn’t having it, and I’ve heard a couple of times that the trail isn’t clear enough yet, so we settled for a sweat pants day with friends and movies and food while the snow fell all day. We cooked up biscuits, ham with carrots and pineapple, mashed potatoes, and corn, and ate just about all of it. Then, we just stayed in and watched The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises (more Easter jokes ensued) and dyed eggs that night. I can’t say it was the best Easter, because I missed my family back in Colorado, but it was just about as good as it gets under the circumstances.
I hope everyone is trucking along with their years and their lives and just having a glorious time. Spring is coming!
Don’t forget to stay gold,