This past week I have had a serious case of writers’ block. I can’t say that I have really ever had this before. My brain is always so chalk full of stuff, that I really haven’t had to worry about it.
However, I had an idea pop in my head that seemed to be really out of nowhere. … Well, kind of.
For as long as we have been married, Adam has always been the deep cleaner in the relationship. Try as I may, he just always seems to do it better than me. He never tells me I’m bad at it, but he quietly goes about his way, re-doing what I have already done.
This, out of anything in our relationship, has probably brought about the most strain. It’s not that I don’t like a clean house, or that I am ungrateful that he cleans, it is really that I am always trying so hard to keep a clean house, only to always be outdone. It has been more of a role thing for me, than anything.
Needless to say, the other day, while being “out-cleaned,” the words “A tale of two cleaners” popped in my mind. Being an avid reader, I knew that this was a play on A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens.
It has been a while since I have read it, or even referenced it. But, the words from the first page came to mind, and as I went online to read it, the ideas started to flow.
I was so amazed how well the stories were able to parallel. It was really a fun write. I had my husband read it first, and he gave me the big, OK … especially since I noted in there that he had huge biceps :). Here is the article.
Anyhoo… On a running note (since this is primarily a running blog), I found out last week that I get to be a pacer for the Salt Lake City Marathon on April 20th! I will be pacing the 3:35 pace. I have never done this before, but am so excited to help others reach their goals! I can’t wait!
Cute story! Very clever. My husband and I are the same way, so we can definitely relate!