I cleared out some room in the sewing loft last weekend. Late Friday night I finally came in the house. I had pretty much torn the loft apart trying to figure out what goes where. I pulled a machine out of its cabinet and brought it in the house to display. It needs a base but I love its green color. I said nothing to Steven, just to see if he noticed.
"Have you noticed anything new in the house?"
"That the roof isn't leaking today?"
"No, something sewing machine related."
"Sewing machine related?"
I pointed the camera at the machine and snapped the picture.
"Honey. There are sewing machines everywhere in this house. Asking me if I noticed another would be like asking a farmer who has 101 cows did he notice that he now has 102 cows in the field."
We laughed. He is right.
But then today a patient told me that she knew a farmer who named all of his cows. That farmer would notice.