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Teri Parris Ford
MADISON, WISCONSIN
My life as a woman, a mother, a teacher, an artist, a dog owner and a lover of life.
Interests: art, drawing, painting, reading, writing, teaching, digital & analog photography, travel, walking, mothering and general exploration.
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Today was a 12 hour day. I got in to work at 7:30am and left after 7:30pm. I was supposed to do a photo shoot of the girls Cross Country seniors but because of the rain and some miscommunication, they... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My goal to bring my lunch everyday has not completely worked out BUT when I don't take a lunch to work, I want to make sure I go home instead of out to eat. Today I went home for salad.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I've been having a lot of hot flashes lately. It was a warm rainy day, so my classroom were humid. I felt like I was sweating all day. I guess it's better than being cold. I had a meeting a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was so HOT today!! Nearly 90, but the art department is chilled so much it feels like a refrigerator. From the moment I get in in the morning, it's too cold. BUT the photolab is WAY too hot. It's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a lazy Sunday but Balt still made sure Jim and I were out walking early this morning, so I got in over 7 miles today. We rewarded ourselves with Mexican food out with Monika. I got tacos which... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up at 4:30am but I went to bed at 8pm, so it fine. We walked to Starbucks for coffee (see photo). It was a beautiful morning but the mosquitos are so bad right now that it's hard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
My 2nd Friday of the school year and the theme was USA for tonight's football game. Our team is on fire, winning every game, so the enthusiasm is huge. My 2 yearbook classes are coming together but I'm at a... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 14, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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A student of mine said it felt like it should be a Friday. I said, yes, that because this is our first full week of school. Then the student nodded her head and said, "how is it only the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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As I left for work, I saw my cute cats and thought, "Boy, wouldn't it be nice!" Of course, both my mom and Monika are enjoying the cat life of sleeping in and lounging. My time will come soon enough... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Jim mentioned to me last weekend that September 11 was on Tuesday this month. I didn't get the significance until he said, "it happened on Tuesday back in 2001." I only mentioned it in one of my classes today. Most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got in early today to open my classroom up for my newspaper kids and to open the gallery to kick off a new show. I called it "Summer Travels 2018" and it seems to be a hit. I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt and I slept in this morning until 6:30am and went for a short walk. I cleaned up a bit and then drove up to Rochester to spend the day with Jim. I enjoy the 3 hour drive, spending the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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A couple of people dumped a bunch of old photos on Facebook yesterday. A few of the photos I had never seen before, one with Jim! A few of the photos, I am pretty sure I took which is really... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got home yesterday at 4:30pm after my first day of school and went to bed. I was so tired. Of course I then woke up later in the evening and tossed and turned for most of the night. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This morning Balt slept in! I could not believe it. Of all days. I no longer set a morning alarm because Balt typically is so reliable. It was after 6am when he barked at me this morning-- almost an hour... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I was a nice holiday Labor Day, but wet. Jim and I had a nice morning walk with Balt. I spent time watching the news, sipping coffee and just enjoying the morning with Jim. We did some shopping before going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim came down for the weekend, so it's been a bit more busy. He brought a large load of books for the basement. After nearly 4 years, he'll be moving back in as he prepares to mobilize to Texas in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's starting to cool off and feel like fall! I went into work late and left early. Officially it was a voluntary day, so it was nice to enjoy one of my last summer mornings. I wrote more about the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've been writing about my school day at length at another blog. I won't usually write two posts, I don't think. I'm not really sure what I'm doing. I started my day with a long conversation with Jim and a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I have decided to start a new blog this year that focuses on my job and the details of being a teacher. Because I'd really like to get into more details about work, I have put a password on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog