I am sorry to say that my planned Pity Prize Contest (for people who were ineligible for the name or photo contests because of already knowing my name or what I looked like) is not going to work. I know! So sad! But I tried it a number of different ways and couldn't get it to work right. So it's off. What a terrible tease! And as a group, you Pity-Prize-eligible people were so pitiful already!
BUT! I have something else we can all do if, like me, you are still kind of hepped up on contests. Our Shannon is doing a fundraising raffle for Preeclampsia Awareness Month, which is THIS month so the timing is just excellent! You can go over to her post to get the details on how to enter the raffle, but look at the PRIZE:
There are better/larger/more photos on Shannon's blog. It's a HANDMADE QUILT. I LOVE those colors and fabrics! I have already entered to win, so you are going to have competition if you want it too.
Don't be shy when the Preeclampsia site seems to imply that the minimum donation is $25: click "other" and enter whatever you want. I myself donated significantly less than $25. I imagine you could donate $3, and that would still put the Preeclampsia cause ahead of where it was without you, plus it gets you three chances at the quilt.
And I will add another prize to the raffle. After Shannon draws for the quilt winner, she'll send the names to me and I'll draw another winner for your choice of:
A) my favorite baby name book, or
B) one gruesome or mommish mystery book, or
C) cookies or fudge or brownies
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