E & I have a little problem with magical thinking. Sometimes, we think if we do something or don't do something, something we want will or won't happen.
C wants a flock of guinea fowl on the Farm.
When I saw this little fellow, I bought him for C.
Then, negotiations on the Farm went south and I attributed it (not really, but sort of) to me having bought the wood carving.
Now that things are looking up for us, I'm sure it's all because I bought this lucky little wooden guinea hen.