Personal Notes: OutaboutNC Named as an Account to Follow in North Carolina

I've been busy writing a dining guide for North Carolina's Crystal Coast that I hope to debut this week, and while doing that, I glanced down at my posting calendar tonight and realized that I've not posted here since May 16. That's kind of a long time in the blogsphere, Why the lull?

Well, it's because May is busier than December, and I've barely sat down in my office.  I was sick most of April with Bronchitis. My Mom has been ill most of April and May and I've had to check on her daily. She's doing better, and we celebrated her 80th birthday over the weekend with cupcakes.

And the baby of the family graduated from preschool this month. She is ready to bridge over to elementary school this coming August. I think we are all ready for this next chapter in our lives called kindergarten.

My other one has had spring concerts. He's now 9.  He's had a great school year and we're very proud of him. We have had no problems at all with the pineal cyst on his brain, and it's shown absolutely no growth at all. I have decided to take on the roll as PTA Vice President next year so things are going to get busier, but I'm ready for the challenge.

The school year is quickly coming to a close, and we're ready for the lazy days of summer before we hit the ground running in the fall.  It's always such a relief that first week when we don't have to be out of the house bright and early, but by week two, the kids drive me nuts with very little structure.

I've given both kids the roles of interns for the HinesSight Blog so I'm putting them to work this summer. My son is to get us up to speed on video, and well, for my daughter.....not sure. Knowing her, she will want to star in videos but regardless, I plan to keep us busy getting #OutaboutNC and we'll be taking a trip to Washington D.C. this summer as well.

Be sure to follow @HinesSightBlog and @OutAboutNC on Instagram. I was so pleased to have @OutAboutNC to be named as a travel account to follow on Instagram this week by Andrea Updyke, author of the Lifestyle Blog, Just is a Four Letter Word.

Before I close, we also have one more hurdle to overcome. Unfortunately, Will has been diagnosed with melanoma as of last week. We hope we've caught this skin cancer early, but we still don't know much at this point. His first appointment is next week. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Update on June 7, 2015:  We caught Will's melanoma very early. He had an office procedure last week to remove the melanoma, and will follow up with continual dermatology checks. We feel blessed. Thanks for your kind words. 


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