Thank you -- you did it!!!! You got me into the top 25 at the Circle of Moms Top 25 Adoption Blogs by Parents, and kept me there through 21 days of ups and downs! And you put up with all my begging and nudging and reminding; I kept expecting someone to say, "If you don't SHUT UP about it, I'll refuse to vote for you!" The girls are very gratified by the effectiveness of their begging photo -- I think it netted over 100 votes on the last day!
And I also want to say that if you EVER see me in another contest like this, just SHOOT ME! This ridiculous thing was ridiculously stressful for me. I like it better when I DON'T know how many votes I have and CAN'T compare my standing to anyone else's. Then it's completely out of my hands and I can just go with the flow.
Again, thank you, merci, xie xie. Couldn't have done it without you.