Button, Button, my kingdom for a frickin button!

Yes,  I sew–by hand and by machine. Sewing is one of those freaky things I do to relax, until I’m doing it, then I find it aggravating.

So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I would have buttons. In fact, I have hundreds of buttons. And one day in a fit of organization, I actually separated the white and black buttons from the rest of them. Because, let’s face it–there’s always a need for white and black buttons, more than any other color.

The problem arose a couple of days ago because my daughter found out her lab coat from last year needed buttons. Easy, peasy– one inch round buttons coming up. They’re in a blue and green tin in my office.

A hour later my daughter stomps out of my office shoving damp hair out of her eyes. “Where are the buttons?”

“Blue and green tin. The brown tin has the colored buttons.”

“Yeah, but where is the tin?”

Apparently that was not the appropriate answer. So I followed her into my office. Now, my office is somewhat organized. Books and things on the two big shelves. Books and things on the four long wall shelves. Bins (25) shoe box sized ones with crafty things on the shelves in the closet. 9 24-gallon totes of fabric and kids papers stacked on the floor of the closet. Sewing and scrapbooking items on the four black shelves on the open black shelves.

And not a button tin to be found.

I found monkey buttons and flower buttons that I set aside for my scrapbook pages but no plain white buttons. None.

How could this be?

What the heck happened to my tins of buttons? My daughter thought I might have gotten rid of them in a cleaning fit. Um, I should mention I still have my Barbies from when I was young (in a 24 gallon tote in my office) and the first outfits my kids wore 22 years ago. They take up far more space than two small tins of buttons.

For now the location of the button tins remains a mystery. But for the record, I’m pretty sure the house stole them.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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4 Responses to Button, Button, my kingdom for a frickin button!

  1. danrshaw says:

    You black and white buttons went to the Democratic National Convention to protest being segragated…LOL

    • Oh, that’s just bad:-) Thanks for the laugh. So where did the red, blue, yellow, etc buttons go? Surely not the RNC

      • danrshaw says:

        If you can’t find the red, blue and yellow buttons they must have gotten lost returning from the RNC. They should have made it back by now. Maybe they went to the Outer Banks for an end of summer vacation?

  2. If they did, they better bring me back some Maryland crabs or they’re not allowed in the house!

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