I agree with everything you gals have said about the joys of retirement!
My last job was a great one. I was executive assistant to the director of the Oklahoma Press Association. My boss was a wonderful man, kind of quirky and demanding, but very kind and fun to work for. I got to travel some, to newspapers across the state, and it was not your typical 9 to 5 job. I enjoyed my co-workers and have close friends who still work there.
But.....I love, love, love being retired. Like everyone has said, my time is my own now. I have always been a night owl, and stayed up too late even when I was working. I sure hated hearing that alarm clock every morning.
My job required a professional appearance, because we met with politicians and business leaders. I had to go through the high heels and pantyhose routine. My hair, nails and makeup had to look good every day.
Now, I can stay up as late as I want making cards, sewing, or reading until 2:00 am if I feel like it, knowing I can sleep in, and not have to hit the deck at 6 in the morning and get myself together! Heavenly.