No..it's not about the sewing machine.
I won't get my new car until next week, but was happily telling my mom about it and here's what she asks:
Mom: Does it have heated seats? Or a heated steering wheel?
Me: No. Why would I need heated seats or a wheel? That's crazy!
Mom: It keeps you warm.
Me: So does a coat.
Mom: Does it have a nagivation system/GPS?
Me: No. I use what's called a map. It's cheaper.
Mom: Oh. Well, do the seats adjust electronically?
Me: No. I can do manual labor.
Mom: Well, as long as you like it. That's all that matters. But I couldn't live without those features.
I have to ask; Are people so dependent on these kinds of features that they can't comprehend those of us who could care less?
Now it sounds like I have a bare bones car coming next week, but it's a pretty sweet little car. I feel envious that DH gets to drive it back/forth to Lincoln everyday, but it's exactly what we need and want. I'll post a pic and tell you what we got next week when it gets here.
Now when it comes to sewing, she has the simple barebone machine and I have the machines with bells/whistles on them. Could I live without them? Yes. The only thing that would kill me would to lose the auto scissors. That has me spoiled big time.
As I thought about our differences it comes down to what you use the most. My mom is busy taking teenagers and grandkids everywhere. I don't drive unless I have too and DH only drives to work. I use my sewing machines all day and use almost all the features so I guess it's the same difference.
I did do some sewing today. I sewed up the strips I still had laying on the table and left it at that. No need to over do it, but I had to get it out of my system.