A reader of mine, Michelle at My Semblance of Sanity, posted a story on her blog this past Monday about how she was having a hectic morning getting the kids off to school. Right as she was about to lose it, she glanced into the pan where she'd just made her kids cheesy eggs. What she saw stopped her in her tracks and made her think about the topic she'd been teaching her Sunday school class just the day before - Peace.
Well people started writing her, telling her to sell this piece of burnt cheese on eBay. Although Michelle said she couldn't live with herself if she made a bunch of money off this cheese because some loony person bought it, she decided that she could indeed live with herself if she earned a bunch of money to donate to Julian and his family.
Michelle emailed me asking me if I thought it would be a good idea.
"Absolutely!" was my response. "Stranger things have happened. You know - people bidding over $100 on a $4 pack of Pokemon cards for example."
Sorry to divulge this information, Michelle, but Tuesday, after the light bulb went on about auctioning the cheese to obtain some funds for Julian, Michelle ran to her kitchen to find the pan, still unwashed in the sink (Hey, we all have days like this!). She pulled it out and found that the cross shaped cheese glob was still intact!
The wheels started spinning as Michelle excitedly set out to make enough money to give Julian an awesome Christmas to remember and/or help out the family with overwhelming medical bills. Please check out her listing on eBay and pass it on to your friends and family.
Although she just listed it this morning, the bidding is already up to $100! If this is more than you can bid, but would like to donate something, visit Michelle's blog where she has a Paypal button set up to accept donations on Julian's behalf.
PS - Someone left a comment on my last post about the movie the Golden Compass. I'm sure you've all heard about this by now, but I thought this article was especially well written and wanted to share it if you're interested in reading.