It was a pipe dream, sleeping in every morning. I did not count on my three children having 11 grandchildren. The youngest will be 39 and his wife just had the latest grandchild. I am getting up in the dark again and hanging out with the baby's big brother as his mom and dad tend to doctor appointments. My alarm went off at 6:00 a.m this morning. I drank a cup of coffee sitting up in my bed snoozing and waiting for the second alarm. Then I dressed and headed down the road in the early morning light.
Retirement has taught me that those things I had come to think of as important after my children left home so I could live a carefree life...me-me-me-me, my sleep, how I look as I head down the road...aren't! I have found I still love helping my family when I am needed. The rest of the time I sleep in, sit in the Arizona sunshine, golf, write, read, cook beautiful meals and stake my claim on retirement bliss.
Have a wonderful day!