Thank you for all the comments on the menopausal post. I know different things are likely to work for different people, but as Starflower oil capsules are working so well for me, I shall stick with them.
It's been a lovely day, sunny and warm, warm enough to be outside without a jacket. I've had a productive day, did some washing and a bit of tidying up first thing, made my first sourdough loaf in years this morning and it came out really well, went to the town and managed to get a few amazing fruit/veg bargains, and did some gardening this afternoon, my first of the year.
I didn't do a lot, as I knew my back wouldn't like it - I just did one of the corner beds in the front garden, weeding it and pruning the shrubs in there, then pruned all the things in the pots dotted around the garden. I shall do some more tomorrow, hopefully. Betty 'helped' me - she was stood right beside me, sticking her nose into everything, then grabbing the prunings and running round the garden with them. She's such a little monkey, but so funny.
This year we're (well, husband is) getting rid of the lawn on one side of the front path and laying concrete. He's doing it a bit at a time, over a period of a month or so, for the sake of his health - I don't want him overdoing things and making himself unwell, he'd do it all at once if I let him and wear himself out for days afterwards. I shall help where I can. It means we'll have to temporarily fence each section off as it's done, to keep Betty from walking all over it and treading wet cement indoors. We're doing it to make life easier....less grass to mow, and the grass there isn't very nice anyway, it's full of weeds and Betty tends to dig holes there which we're always having to fill in. We'll have our wooden companion seat and a lot of pots there, so it'll look alright, and there's a flower bed along one edge.