In the end, I didn't care about the fire under my bum being there or not. Had a jolly picnic with friends:
A little fire to ourselves:
And some basketball in the dark:
A delicious birthday cookout at Unc and Amy's:
And, while we did not get a lot of yard work done in between, we DID finally get our topsoil delivered for the front beds. Thanks to the help of a thoughtful neighbor, we also managed to get it IN the beds before (JUST before) it started raining cats and dogs. And we saw "City of Ember," which I really enjoyed and now feel the need to check out the books.
Busy weeks ahead with good things. Finally feels like it might be summer.