Despite being sick, I went ahead with my solstice party saturday. Actually Tyson did most of the prep work. He even came up with a proper picnic table. Tyson was right that the huge pile of pine tailings didn’t make a ginormous fire, but rather a nicely sized one. It was an absolutely lovely evening for a bonfire. The only downside of the party was that of the people who had RSVP’d yes, all the families canceled on account of tired kids, and some of the adults on similar excuse. And most of the rest of the adults canceled in fear of the snow storm that wasn’t due until midnight. The neighbors on our side of the runway showed up, and they were a hoot. I might have to have more bonfires just for them. And then two folks from work.