kiss me. i'm amish.

What? Wrong holiday? (Do the Amish even celebrate any holidays?)

Happy St. Patty’s Day, all my wonderful Irish friends! (Do I even have any Irish friends? I do have a lot of O’Buddies and Mc-Pals.)

And no, I’m not technically Amish, although my maiden name IS Yoder, and I think that means that all my ancestors were beer-drinking-Germans-turned-buggy-driving-bonnet-donners.

Actually, I’m not sure at all.

The only thing I’m sure of is that I’m in a blogging funk, a writing funk, a cleaning funk, a falling-behind-and-not-caring funk.

I should probably not even be posting at all this week if I’m going to be this lame.

It’s like I’m powerless to recognize my lameness and (not) act accordingly.

Well, no more! I will be back tomorrow IF AND ONLY IF I have something brilliant and/or beneficial to share. (I think we can safely assume that you’ll be hearing from me Monday at the earliest.)

Top o’ the morning to you, friends!


20 thoughts on “kiss me. i'm amish.

  1. Keri

    You are speaking my language……too much to say, not sure where to start and extremely aware that Japan trumps everything else “stressful” in my life.

    Funk is where I’m at!

  2. Rachelle

    since you are on the topic of ancestry…or not. Whatever. I thought you might enjoy the fun fact that Clyde’s grandparents were from OH. Both born and raised there, as was Clyde’s mom. Who was an only child. When she moved away to the only college in the US allowing girls to enroll with no out of state tuition, at the time. Her parents moved with her to NM; they said it was because they loved the weather. She met and married my father-in-law,a native NM boy. And the rest as they say…

  3. Dúghlas

    My heritage is Irish, though my Irish ancestors came to New Brunswick via the British army with the end of the American Revolutionary War. So I don’t know where the Irish ends and the British begins.

    And on my mother’s side, I’m Scottish (similar longevity in New Brunswick). I do know the family orginated from the western shoes of Scotland, facing Ireland. Interesting note on this part of my heritage. I am related to Sean Connery and he used the family castle in his movie Entrapment.

  4. whimzie

    And the rest of the day to yourself! That’s the proper response to ‘top of the morning.’ In case you were wondering.


    Your Some Part Irish Friend,


  5. Ina

    Because I live in “Amish country” in PA, your title made me smile. I don’t think they are celebrating today, although this summer there will be road signs at the end of farm lanes about Homemade Root Beer. And my Amish clients have extra holidays. . . like Accension Day and wedding Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fall.

  6. Mandy

    Thanks for sharing! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one in a funk. I’m in a life funk, I guess. Wish I could take a day or a week to just sleep and forget about all the things I should be doing. That reminds me, rest is probably a good idea. I hope you find some time for sweet, sweet rest and rejuvanation and restoration! And please keep sharing whenever and whatever you want to. It’s YOUR blog. And there’s a significant group of us who consider ourselves blessed to read whatever you want to write whenever you want to write it.

  7. Leigh

    When I read the title, I thought there’s no way Marla can be Amish- they’d have a big issue with the whole computer/blogging thing!

    I’m Irish at heart and this is my favorite holiday because of all things green and Guinness. However, I’ve stayed home from work because I’m a sickie now. You’ll have to celebrate for me!

    It’s OK to be in a funk. This too shall pass.

  8. Ruth

    HAHA This made me laugh a lot 🙂 I totally understand your “funk” though… and not caring. Careful though, it’ll come back to bite you in the tush! In-laws seem to come over in the midst of those “Idon’twannaclean” funks…. whops. 🙂 Hope you come out of your funk soon! *hugs*

  9. Lisa

    Your title made me laugh out loud! If they sell tshirts in Amish country surely the “kiss me, I’m Amish” tee would be a big seller today! (My family lives near the Sugarcreek/Holmes county area in OH so I’ll be sure to look for that next time we’re home!)

    Sorry about the funk … we all have times like those. Try not to feel the pressure and let God use it. Easier said than done, for sure. Praying through the funk with ya 🙂

  10. Lance Yoder

    Actually (according ti Wikipedia), the surname Yoder originated in the Canton of Berne in Switzerland. It is a shortened version of St. Theodorus (the patron saint of Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, aka St. Joder), the first Catholic bishop of Octodurum. The surname Yoder is derived from the name Theodorus (Theodorus -> Tjordorus -> Tjoder -> Joder -> Yoder). The name Joder is common in Switzerland, but the natural leap to Yoder in the US was made because the English spelling phonetically reflects the German pronunciation. The Joder family was established in the region surrounding Joderhuebel (German for “Yoder Hill”) with the birth of Peter Joder (the first recorded existence of a Yoder) in 1260. Many Joders joined the Anabaptist movement in the 1500s. In the 1700s, many (now German) Joders moved to America when William Penn established the colony of Pennsylvania. All that to say, since our ancestors were Anabaptist before they were German, they were probably not beer drinking Germans. Isn’t that a relief? (Though there was nothing keeping them from being beer drinking Swiss…but that doesn’t sound near as bad, lol.)

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