It appears that all the votes are in and have been tabulated - and Big Blue Barn West has won for Best Inspirational Blog on The Best of Blogs!
I am in a state of shock as I never win anything!
I know it is all because of you - my readers - who have been following my story and faithfully voted for me. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to follow the links every 24 hours and then vote.
I also want to thank all of those people who nominated me. I found out after the cause that Softinthehead was also in on the nomination with Stinking Billy. If anyone else nominated me - well - thank you everyone!
It was a fun three weeks watching the percentages going up and down and then just hanging in there. The only downside was someone named susie who claimed I was cheating by asking for votes and then stated that my story wasn't true. (found in the comment section under Best Inspirational Blog)
First of all - I'm sure Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton will be horrified to find out that they are cheating in their contest against each other by asking for support and votes. And secondly - susie - you can have my past any time you want it. I would gladly exchange it for anyone else's - even yours.
With that little bit of nastiness out of the way - I would like to again thank all of you for your support and readership and your votes. I have no idea what winning the Best of Blogs will bring, but it is the writing of the story and reading your comments and emails that count the most.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!