My wife woke up and looked over at me.

“I’ve never been in bed with you when it’s light outside.”

She’s right. 

I climbed out of bed at 5:30 this morning, but upon realizing that I had somehow developed a sore throat and headache overnight, I went back to bed in hopes of staving off the illness.  

But this may be the first time in a long, long time that I slept after sunrise.  

A few minutes later my belly growled in a way that I have never heard it growl before. 

I swear it was asking me if I had died in my sleep.