Back Home...Let Me Tell You, There's Been No Time. Monday Melody Late

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097
Apparently she has a routine and part of that routine includes me. I've just learned that when she's at home my mother gets up, checks the weather to see what she needs to wear for her bike ride. Temps under 60 degrees means a long underwear shirt and a sweat shirt in Port Charlotte. She rides her 3 wheel bike for 10-11 miles every morning and then returns home to get on the computer. She checks email, her banking stuff and reads my blog. So, as you know I've been on this road trip with my mother since last Thursday to go to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, AL. She wonders why I haven't posted anything new to my blog since then.
Well, I have a routine too. It doesn't work so well on the road. Strange bed, strange food, time scheduled knocked to pieces. Not to worry though, I'm back for a few days and then we'll leave to drive to St Pete. I'm having a great time but there's also something to be said for the regular beat of daily activity. Usually I get up, feed the dogs and then I have this hour or so by myself to review my photos, listen to music and write to my blog. Traveling is nice and a great diversion but sitting here this morning feels good. Those activities I do daily when home turns out to be a great diversion also.
Mom has Sirius radio in her vehicle. We listened mostly to 50s and 60s music. Turns out the 70s are a reminder of my brother Marlon's and my teenage years. He played music in his room, I played it in mine. While we have similar tastes in music, my mother tells me that we'd play different music simultaneously behind closed teenaged doors. I could tell when I tuned Sirius into the 70s there was a definite twitch to Mom's head like she was reliving a stressful time. While Marlon and I being the oldest were the alpha kids, Mom is a veteran of having four teenagers at one time in the house. Out of respect and because I am nothing if not a dutiful ;-) daughter, I kept the music to the 50s and 60s.
No Loud Radios copyright 2013 Mona Gersky
One day we drove from Montgomery to a nearby small town called Tallassee. This was a Sunday and no one was about. It was very easy to imagine being a teenager in Tallassee. Reminded me a little of the movie "Footloose". I can visualize the town meeting decrying the negative influence music and the radio might have had on the youth. How about this sign in one of the neighborhoods?
Sorry this Monday Melody is a day late, but when I tell you there's been "No Time" just believe me! (psst...little Dusty Springfield pop reference).
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Comments (12)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mona,

And welcome back into the Rain. :-)

I hope you had a very good time. All good thing do come to an end. We just wish they could last forever though.

Have a great day back in Dillsboro.

Best, Clint McKie

May 13, 2013 09:56 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Now you know I'm going to say I would have rather heard the Dusty Springfield tune don't you?  I did enjoy the video though and reading about your Mom's routine.....and yours.

May 13, 2013 10:02 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Mona - Welcome back! Yes I remember the days that you speak about. Those were the days! Have fun on your next adventure!

May 13, 2013 10:10 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I never even thought about the fact that my brother and I drove our parents crazy with our two stereos before.  Huh?  Hugs to your mom from me.

May 13, 2013 10:54 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Mona -

Glad you enjoyed your road trip and are home safe and sound.  Your choice of NO TIME this morning is quiet fitting for most of us in the Rain.  Seems like there just isn't enough hours in the day ..... Not complaining!  Bring it on... Bring it on.  Real estate that is :)

May 13, 2013 11:00 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mona,  Miss your blogs,  Sirius I listen to 60's all the time in the car, love it.

May 14, 2013 02:17 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Hi Mona, so glad to hear you are having a great time with your mom and are creating great memories. I love to travel but every time I do, I'm also looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again.

That sign is awesome! I should get one of those.. the girls we'll be teenagers before I know it.

May 14, 2013 04:42 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

How fun and what a great mom - I love the bike riding.  Moms do look into facebook and blogs - I have friends tell me that they check up on their kids ... guess your mom is doing the same.  Love it!

May 14, 2013 10:42 AM
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Hi Clint, thanks. It's good to be home even for a few days.  We'll head back to FL this weekend and I'll see my brothers for a couple of days before flying back here.

Roger, I love Dusty Springfield and have posted her at least once if not more.  She might be the choice next Monday.

Peter, thanks!  I enjoy catching your FB posts.

Tammy, my mom really enjoyed meeting you last year.  I'll give her hugs for you.

John, bring it on for sure.  Glad you enjoyed the music.

Will, and I miss seeing you.  Everything should smooth back out next week.

Andrea, those girls will be into teenage stuff in such a short time that its scary.

Connie, she is a great mom.  We're all so proud of her that she's taking such good care of herself.

May 14, 2013 11:29 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Well Mom will be pleased to have been included in your morning blog! I can hear her laughing! Welcome back! 

May 14, 2013 10:28 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Being unable to keep to our usual routine is part of the charm of a vacation. It takes us out of our  "rut." Your mom sounds incredibly fit. How wonderful.

May 22, 2013 12:57 AM
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Joni, thanks. Its good to be back and there's nothing that Mom loves better than to be included in a blog, lol.

Jill, that's true.  Taking a break from the routine was fun but its a little frustrating not to be able to jump back in right away.

May 23, 2013 01:44 PM