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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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I started working on the garage today. We only got through one cabinet before having to leave to have lunch with my brother's family but it was a start. While last year I got through the bulk of the garage,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I left last Thursday and drove about 3000 miles, spending over $500 in gas. It was a very pleasant trip where I listened to several podcasts and 4 books. I really enjoyed Jon Meacham's The Soul of America and Jon... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt woke me up before 5am and I got up to take him for a walk. There was a Starbucks around the corner from the hotel, so it made for a perfect walk before heading out early. I blew through... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jessi had studying to do, so I took her out for morning coffee (she got a smoothie) and then I left her. I drove from Corpus through to Las Cruces, New Mexico. I had planned to stay in El Paso... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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So it ends up Jessi actually lives on Padre Island and is about 10 miles away from the National Park! We first walked around the block to get breakfast with Balt and then after some leisure time watching the morning... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt and I got up at 5am and went for a bit of a walk before getting on the road. I hit a lot of traffic and construction making the 10 hour drive more like 12 hours. It was great... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent the day on the road. I didn't leave until around 9am, giving myself the morning to finish packing and to make sure Balt got a good walk in before before being on the road all day. I finished... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt was barking at me this morning at 5am but I kept yelling at him to go back to sleep until 6am. I finally got up and took him for a walk. I had a leisure morning getting stuff done.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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After the dogwalk and yoga, I went into work late this morning. I hung artwork in the principal's office and chatted a bit with the his assistant. I did a bit of computer work and then went home to do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I walked 10 miles yesterday and 9 miles today. Time with Jim typically includes a lot of walking, that's for sure. It also includes a very nice lunch and time at a coffee shop. This afternoon I ordered iced tea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I spent our Sunday afternoon at Whitewater State Park hiking. We had to cross a river where the bridge had been washed out and I was very glad I had chosen to wear my Teva walking sandals. There... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika and I went to an 11am matinee at the AMC to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. I thought I was ready since we had seen the first episode yesterday but I still have yet to see the newest Avengers,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It cooled way down today. I finally turned off our air conditioner this morning at 4am and opened the windows. The fresh air was very welcome. After a great morning walk and some news watching, I went into school to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Last month the dining room light just stopped working, but the fan worked, so it was confusing. New light bulbs were the first order of business and then a new a new fan but the same thing happened. After putting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was 80 degrees when I went out at 6am this morning. Today was a hot one. Luckily we have the air conditioning cranked up all night and all day, so it is very comfortable inside. Jim and I went... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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With 2 out of 3 girls home, it still felt very festive. While we were missing Jessi, we wanted to have some time together before Erika left on her vacation this evening. Jim and I enjoyed a great walk early... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was only my second Monday of summer, really, but I realized my summer is quarter done. I spent the morning walking, reading and gardening. I'd like to eventually get rid of most of the rocks out front and replace... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got up at 4:30am and started my day. Balt and I went to Starbucks for coffee since I had not gone grocery shopping yet and then proceeded to walk around the neighborhood listening to my new book, Sapiens, which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got up at 3:30am in Spain to get going on our way, which was 8:30pm Friday night back home and then spent the rest of the day traveling. I rolled in at 6pm into Madison (which was 1 in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was beach day and I was in and out of the Mediterranean Sea from 11am to 5pm, which meant I was in and out of the sun all day as well. I got pretty brown and a bit pink,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We left at 7am with sack breakfasts from our hotel in Granada for the airport. We flew to Barcelona which was super fun! We had a full day of tours going to lots of places I had not seen before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We got up early to drive down to Granada. It was a 3 hours drive. We went to the Alhambra tour and then had the afternoon free in the city. We shopped and lunch. I’m surprised at how much Spanish... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had to get up early to get on a bus for about a 6 hour drive to Sevilla. Crazy coincidence that Grace got here yesterday after spending a couple weeks with her mom in Germany and Switzerland. Her friends... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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One of the oldest university campuses (4th oldest in the world?) is in Salamanca. They are celebrating 800 years this year— amazing. We drove about an hour to the city from Avila where we are staying w families overnight as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was only a 10 mile walking day but there were slot more hills involved my feet are sore and I can feel my thighs and hips giving me some grief I don’t want to be the old lady on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog