Christmas

Merry Christmas 2020 from Christina Dodd

on December 16, 2020

If you’ve been reading my newsletters and blogs, you know that The Husband and I live on 5 ½ acres in the northwest corner of Washington state, and every year we go out into our woods, cut down a Douglas fir and use it as our Christmas tree. What you may not know is that we’ve been in our… Read More


Christina Dodd Drags the Christmas Tree…Uphill

on December 11, 2020

The Husband and I live on 5½ acres in the woods and every year, we scour our property for precisely the right Christmas tree. Tall, perfectly shaped… Well *tall* anyway. This year, 2019, we found our tree below the road. When I say *below,* I mean the slope is slide-down-on-your-butt vertical. The Husband and I,… Read More


Christina Dodd Yells HEY! UNTO YOU A CHILD IS BORN!

on November 30, 2020

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER begins, “The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s… Read More


Christina Dodd Says, It’s Christmas! Duck!

on November 3, 2020

When we moved into our new house, to celebrate, we got this Christmas tree. It was too tall for our great room … and the ceiling’s 16′ 8″. Listen, don’t laugh, our friends Donna and Monty gave it to us, so it was free and we didn’t have to chop it down. The Husband cut… Read More