I woke up this morning at a ridiculously early hour. I think it had something to do with the fact that today is the first day of classes this semester, and also the fact that I actually went to be at a decent hour last night (read: 10:30). But somewhere around 4:30, I realised that I really was awake, and my mind had no intention of slipping back to sleep. So I got up, took a shower and read through my comics and blogs as a postponement of studying for the Greek quiz that has been inflicted on us the first day of class tomorrow.
Just as I was finishing my reading, Valerie woke up. Not realizing I was up, she asked me to come back to bed,which would have been useless in the attempt. But I lay with her a few minutes, untill the incessant pinging of my mind forced me to either get up or talk to a drowsing wife. Charitably, I got up, and started searching in the dark for day clothes, the room lightened only by the kitchen light shining in the door. Better to search while she’s already awake than to wake her up by looking later.
However, when it came to shirts, I was stumped. How do you pick a shirt in darkness?
Just then a small voice called from the bed: “Your red sweater is on the left.”
I’m wearing red today. I love being married.