Before You Leave Your House…

I know, it’s another strange title. I seem to be so noted for those it seems, don’t I? Or maybe you kind readers haven’t noticed any such thing? Or maybe you are so used to seeing my odd titles and really are thinking nothing of it! That would kind of be nice, or maybe they really aren’t all that odd after all. Oh my goodness, but I always can find myself digressing easily. Maybe none of you kind readers noticed that either? But you have, I do it and I am always pointing it out! Anyway, before you leave your house is there anything in particular you do? I don’t mean you make sure the door is locked either! We all do that, right? At least I hope so, if not please do start doing so!

I am talking about the one thing you do upon leaving the house. I don’t want to call it a ritual, that sounds just not right. Kind of too magical, mystical, mysterious…Let’s leave that to Autumn who writes those beautiful poems of magic and all, OK? I was leaving my house today and this thought just popped into my head.

Surely I’m not the only one who has thing to check or do before they leave their house. You know one of those quirks we do, by routine? Quirk is a fun word, we’ll go with that one… Everybody has them, I just know it! Wouldn’t it too strange if it was case that nobody has these quirks? No, it just can’t be!  Well, I know someone else who has the one thing they must make sure of before heading out the door. Yes, that other person would be Autumn. It’s not just a Twinnie thing, I just know you all have some little quirk! 🙂

If I fess up and then tell on the Twinnie with her permission of course, will you all share your quirk? I sure hope so, I really don’t want it to be only the Twinnies sharing. OK, here goes with my “must do” before I leave the house. Nobody needs to laugh either…Well, unless you can’t control yourself! I have a fairly large angel in my entryway…I have to check on my angel before I open my door to go outside. It does sound strange, but it has to be positioned “just so”. Oh no, do I detect laughter? It’s OK, when typing this out it does sound kind of nutty! Oh well, we all need our quirks is my theory. The reason I do this? It started before I lost my little 17 year old siamese cat Sapphire. I used to check on her before I left the house, so the angel has replaced that. I am not able to find it in my heart to replace Sapphire  just yet and I will know when the time is right. It wasn’t that awfully long ago, I am still grieving her loss. So, in the meantime I check the angel…Am I sounding a bit neurotic yet?

Which leads me to Autumn’s quirk, her two kitties Cassie and Shadow are still thankfully living, and yes she checks them. She has to make sure neither of them has got into a closet or another not good place…I know the feeling well. So maybe the Twinnie’s quirk  is more normal? Who’s to say, what is normal anyway is my other thought? Well, kind readers, any of you feel like sharing? I sure would appreciate it, Autumn is curious, too and sharing really is fun! Come on, it will be fun…Join in! 🙂 🙂


20 thoughts on “Before You Leave Your House…

  1. I agree, I think everyone has one, even if they don’t realize it. Mine is telling my dogs to behave while I’m gone and scratching them all under the chin or on the back of their necks (sometimes both 🙂 ) as well as checking my pockets and whatever I’m carrying 3 or 4 times because I’m so sure that I’m forgetting something. 🙂

    • Thanks for joining in and agreeing about the quirk thing! 🙂 That is so sweet about your dogs and hopefully they do behave. That is a good idea about checking pockets and things, I do that sometimes, too because I always worry about forgetting things. That now makes 2 quirks for me! 🙂

    • Thanks for thinking of us. 🙂 We can’t promise when we can get to it, I’m sorry. Autumn and I both have been overly busy with work and other things, but will try to get to it soon. 🙂

  2. I love to share this “7×7 Link Award” with the both of you. I wish you will accept this again. But, no pressure okay? The details are in my latest post. Best Regards to the both of you and Congratulations. !!!

    • Oh my goodness Michael, what a nice surprise. It was so kind of you to think of us and we really do appreciate it so much! Best regards to you, too and Congratulations to you on the award! Gabby and Autumn 🙂 🙂

      • Please do not mention this. I have so much to thank the both of you. Keep busy and stay happy my friends. !!!

  3. Loved the looking at angel before leaving the house,such a positive note to start something Gabby
    Hey you are not neurotic at all..we all at some point start following these kind of rituals..i have this thing that i have to be the last one to leave house and lock it..ya ya i know “who let me out of mental assylum”( actually they didnt want to but they simply didnt know how to cure my quirks)..
    and i dont let anyone else lock the door…no idea why i do it but it just has to be me the last one to leave

    • Thank you Soma, you convinced me I’m not neurotic with the angel thing. 🙂 Now, being the last one to leave the house and to lock the door isn’t so unusual, honest it’s not! It made me smile, you won’t believe this one! Dave used to do that exact same thing, I kid you not so it’s an awesome quirk in my book. Wonder if it’s the feeling of having to make sure everything is secure? All I know is our quirks just make sense and let’s go with that thought…I worry more about those people who don’t have quirks! I had a good laugh over who let you out of the mental assylum, cause they couldn’t cure your quirks! 😉 🙂 Long may we be quirky I say, Hugs! 🙂

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