I just ordered myself a hammock and stand for Mother's Day from Amazon. I'm so excited! I've wanted one for years and years, but never felt like I found the right one. I've had a Mayan cloth hammock strung by the pool when we lived in AZ, a rope hammock chair in our other WA house, and loved both.
Usually I throw our picnic blanket on the grass, take a few pillows outside, and read in the backyard. But due to my PsA flares the past 3 years that's been getting progressively more painful. Today I logged onto Amazon to browse hammocks and Boom! There was just the compact stand and hammock setup I want (this one http://www.amazon.com/Vivere-UHSDO9-Double-Hammock-Space-Saving/dp/B004YJCP7O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top). It will hold me in different positions, and as the hammock stretches over time, I can adjust the height as needed.
Of course it is supposed to start raining again by next weekend, but hopefully I will have many nice moments over July-Oct to enjoy.