Hey my loyal 3 readers - just me checking in! It's been awhile - Ms.Bee has been so busy wrapping up hockey season, starting Lacrosse season, working, attending various social activities, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, wiping up dog crap, (my friend The Zadge can relate!), picking up dog poop, cleaning up maple syrup from half the kitchen, vacuuming dog hair, cleaning toilets, she has had ZERO time to write!
I'm quickly checking in to let you know I've been just too damn busy! Ms.Bee has undertaken a serious project along with all her other duties! Ms.Bee is making Cake Pop Easter Baskets for a fundraiser for my good buddy Jim down the street who has autonomic epilepsy - which is quite serious. Jim suffers many grand mal seizures daily - Jim is 20 and the local Fire Dept has taken Jim under their wing because Jim LOVES the fire house and fire trucks. He also loves helping out at the fire house when he is feeling well enough! Jim's Mom and Dad are so devoted to Jim that they decided to take him to the Cleveland Clinic to see a world renowned specialist and see if she could provide some insight since the Dr's here in Boston had told Jim's Mom and Dad that they could not operate - Jim's Mom Sue NEVER gives up - she keeps fighting and continues to fight for Jim every day. Their insurance company denied them help when they decided to take Jim to the Cleveland Clinic so our local Fire Dept has stepped up and decided to throw a fundraiser to help out the family! What a great group of folks they are!
Here is Jim visiting last year with country singer Rodney Atkins - Jim LOVES Rodney - and with a little letter writing his family was able to arrange a visit in Nashville with Rodney!
There has been an extreme outpouring of generosity in the way of auction items and bake items - and since Ms.Bee didn't want to just bake cookies for the bake table - she decided to challenge herself a bit and see if she could make the cake pops! I had a trial run yesterday and started making the pop part today - tomorrow and Wed I will start dipping and decorating and then wrapping. I will put the baskets together on Thursday. I will post pictures when they are finished - I am very excited and think they are going to look pretty darn cool!
I'll be back later in the week with some pictures - and please keep Jim and his family in your prayers - they're a great family!