Clear part of the side-yard. Check!
Fill up the bin. Check plus!
Un-cover an existing planter that sits exactly in the sunny area. Check Check! There are actually pavers and rocks surrounding the planter, but you wouldn't know it by looking.
Verify that someone actually grew something here aside from weeds once. Checkity-check! (It was rosemary - only a step above a weed, but I'll take it.)
Clean up the milk spills, dish pile, and crushed animal cookies under the furniture because my awesome mother-in-law will be here in 2 days, followed by my wonderful father-in-law 2 days after that: I suppose I had better get to that.