For the information of those who read these updates (a paltry demographic, I know) the following.
Sunday morning, at approximately 1630Z (8:30 local time) I completed my first solo flight. The weather was calm during taxi to the runway. During run-up the winds were picking up as well, and about the time I lifted off the runway it was blowing 15 knots, gusting to 20 (not very good for flying). Of course this also meant turbulence, so after the third touch-and-go I called it a day with about 12 minutes of time in the air.
On the up side, that’s about as bad as it gets around here, and the absence of 160lb of instructor plus the headwind made for fantastically quick takeoffs. On the down side, without all that weight and with the distraction of all the turbulence I ended up really high on all the approaches. Oh well, practice practice practice!