Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Elocution—Say No to Prostitution

Were we'd like to be at this moment..
Happy Ones, Readers!

Like many of you, we have opted out of making resolutions this year.  We're not even making plans.  If the Holiday Season of 2010 taught us anything, it was this:  don't make plans.  Snow will thwart them.  The threat of snow will thwart them.  Mountains will thwart them.  Even last night—our very last opportunity to make plans in 2010, a medical emergency (which turned out to be okay) thwarted them. 

We have no plans to exercise more, get a better job, or quit smoking. The coming year will simply be about saying no to prostitution.  We figured if the Bible can talk about it, then so can we.  And we're referring more to the metaphorical aspect of it, than the traditional job title. In other words, there's more than one way to sell ourselves in this world.   Our commodities being our time, our energy, and our money.

Where do we put them and why?  What's motivating us?  From what standards are we selling and buying?  Those are the questions we want to ask at each turn and fork in the road—whether snow-covered or not.

And dag-gone if that doesn't sound like a plan for the New Year.  Oh, well—we fall a thousand times and get up a thousand and one.

On another note, we may have mentioned it before, but it's worth mentioning again:  we had no idea how much we would enjoy blogging.  Lisa started because that's what "writers" do these days.  Then Maddie wormed her way on because she, too, loves writing and because she adores her mother.   

So simple.

It's the "community" feel we love.  No false ideas exist that we are the brains of this operation.  HE is the Brains and Heart and Soul of this operation.  And then you.  Your advice is as good and witty as ours—and just as often better.  That's good.  It helps us all lose ourselves for others.  None of us down here has or haves all the answers.  Red has some as well as Tiff, Beth, Holly, Mari, Hanne, Verna, Jan, Road Kill R Us (a newbie), Joanne, Diane, Sally, Rita, Laury, Timmy, Cat, MJ, and the list goes on...

On yet a third note, we hope to give you an AJ and Eva update this week.  The plan was that they would meet face to face for the first time on New Year's Eve.  I'd give you an update now, but Maddie feels that eight a.m. is too early to call and inquire.

That reminds us—Mark L and Amy W, how are you faring with connecting Rachel P?
And lastly, here's an update from Dogless in Canada regarding her Boxing Day coNUNdrum:
Dogless here.
Just thought I'd let my Mik Chiks gals know that all went (fairly) well on Boxing Day. We moved said celebration to my bro's house, which was cramped but cozy. The dog has the run of things there and no dads could complain, but it did work out. There was a drooling incident during dinner that luckily I did not witness, but all in all, the holiday was saved by moving the shin dig to a location where the dog and the dad were both welcome. I took your advice (cha, OF course) and bought the pup a present. Bro and GF were thrilled and touched. Pup loved 'em. Best $2 I spent this Christmas :) Thanks Mik Chiks, for being wise and available.

Every once in a while a victory is nice.  Why?  Pride probably. 

...And though we'll fall many more thousands of times, our goal for 2011 is to take care with where and why and how we spend our time/energy/money. 

Just say no to prostitution.
There you have it.
What say the Readers?
All in Goodwill—truly.

Lisa and Maddie


  1. I was planning on saying no this year too, but never considered denying prostitution :) I love you girls - the written word is such a comfortable connector of hearts. BTW - no snow between you and me - jump in the car and come on up!

  2. Plans are fine, but I abhor new years resolutions. Although I finally managed to keep one. Roughly 10 years ago I made a resolution to not make any more new years resolutions. I've kept that one.

    Prostitution? Good call, girls!

  3. I'm at the other end of the spectrum. I never really did resolutions anyway, now I'm thinking I should start.

  4. To The Lander: I don't know if we've influenced you in a good way or a bad way!

    Random Ramblings: we are going to make a point of it.

    Roadkills-r-us: Congrats on being clean for ten years.

  5. No to prostitution...sounds like a familiar New year's concept. No More of whatever isn't good for us.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Connecting part and the CoNUNdrum solving process. Watching your blog evolve into what it has become has been a fun journey.

    I ♥ MikChiks.
    (I'm thinking of making buttons. Well I just though of that actually so that counts as thinkING, right?)

    ☆ Mari

  6. Do I have to??? (JUST KIDDING!!!) :D

  7. It's a good point to be thinking about what we are giving our time to that we shouldn't be, as the new year starts.

    On another note, the title of this blog made me think of another thing it's good to be aware of and fight against this year: sex slavery. It's such a huge problem in my area that the town across from me is nicknamed Pornland. We don't think of slavery as happening here in the U.S. but it's still a very huge problem, and one that could use our prayers this year to fight for these young girls who are forced into prostitution.

    Oh, and Mark is contacting one of his friends we felt would be a good fit for Rachel. I'll let yor now when I hear anything back.

  8. Although I don't get to visit as often as I would like (living with grandchildren might have something to do with that), your blog is a wonderful blessing. You take folks' problems and are serious when you need to be serious and HILARIOUSLY funny when we all need a laugh. That is a gift to the Body of Christ and I love you for it--Thank you God for The Mik Chiks!

  9. Lyn, you do have a full slate, but we love hearing from you from time to time. Enjoying watching your blog develop, too. Happy New Year!

  10. Well, you know I'm with you in my goals, though I didn't quite put it in the same words. ;0 One thing I know I want to do in 2011 is read this blog more. It always gives me a smile, a chuckle, or a jolt that feels close to what I imagine a heart attack feeling like, so it's all good!

  11. Re- no to prostitution "There is more than one way to sell ourselves to this world."

    Wow. That was a gut-punch. Thank you. I love it and will remember it. Love not the world!

  12. Either nobody caught my pun, or you all kindly overlooked it... 8^)

  13. I don't know about Maddie, but I was wisely overlooking it. I'm all about wisdom. Right.

  14. Ok, Roadkills, I wouldn't have caught the pun if you hadn't said anything about it. It made me smirk.

    I've never really made resolutions because I know myself way too well. Yeah, they don't last. :P