A few posts earlier Sandra observed that sleeping late offsets the fatigue of a too-busy day. I think it is great that retirees have so many of those! In fact, I am discovering that for many of us, busyness extends to midnight and beyond.
Readers, now retired, revel in the knowledge that they can keep reading the "exciting part" and not have to drag themselves out of bed next day. An insomniac says she is less anxious knowing that she can just get up and check Facebook, play Scrabble or read, knowing the alarm clock won't care A librarian friend who has unleashed his artistic side, speaks of happily completing a painting at two a.m. He was on a role, and couldn't stop, and didn't have to.
Meanwhile in the family room at 12:30 last night I finally figured out the tricky bit of a knitting project. Even a good book would not have kept me up so late. This was different. I was not going off to bed defeated by a mitten!