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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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Balt and I went extra early this morning on our walk so that we could hang signs around the block advertising our garage sale that started at 7am. We got our first customer at 6:30am while we were setting up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My mom had an appointment with her oncologist this morning. This is her second cancer doctor so it was the first time I got to meet him. He looks like he just graduated from college-- young. He kept my mom... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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On my morning dogwalks, I like to check out people's front gardens. Some yards are quite fancy while others are pretty bad. There is one that I have noticed through the years getting fixed up at very a slow rate,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a work day of sorts. I went for a long walk this morning and a long swim this afternoon. In between I did a lot of curriculum work on my computer and some closet cleaning. My mom went... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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More than 4 years ago my mom lost her vision and found out she had cancer. Shortly after she had brain surgery. Her doctor did something that we have come to find out was unusual. He put a shunt inside... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We finally broke 100-- it got to 101 today. Early morning walks with Balt are very pleasant. It was 70 degrees this morning at 5am. I spent my morning on my computer working on a color theory presentation. I ran... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My inclination is to go and do. I'm trying to use this time to be. The heat helps. Weather has a way of slowing people down. I continue to work on my computer getting curriculum stuff done. I finished re-doing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's kind of hard to keep track of the days since everyday is so very much like the next. We didn't quite get to 100 again today, which was nice. I did a short dogwalk but a longer swim. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We didn't quite get to 100 today, but close. Balt and I enjoyed a great morning dogwalk. Monika called from Michigan to share about her yoga retreat work and teaching yoga. I spent some time in the garage cleaning out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are at the beginning of a California heat wave. I wake up early to beat the heat and get out with Balt. I ordered a bungee sport trainer from Amazon that arrived to today to allow me to swim... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I moved into this house in 1977. The bedroom I'm staying in now is the same bedroom I moved into 42 years ago. It had a window back then, but since my dad added a sliding glass window doorway and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had a beautiful day getting a little of this and that done. I'm getting into a good schedule of working on my computer after my walk in the morning when I'm fresh. Either once the laptop battery dies or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt and I went for our early morning walk around the block and then I got to work. I spent a good 4 hours on the computer working on Animation curriculum. I finished a slide show for my first project... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up around 4:30am. I try not to get up until after 5am, especially since it's pretty dark until 5:30am here. I made coffee and got on my way for a long walk- about 4 miles. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a perfect Saturday in sunny California. I woke up at 5am and went for a long walk with Balt. I made coffee and watched the news. The earthquake info plays over and over. There was a 7.1 last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My schedule hasn't changed much. Balt gets me up early. I fed him late last night, hoping he wouldn't wake me up at 3am and it worked. It was 4:30am and I was able to get him to hold off... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've been in 3 major earthquakes in my life. I missed the 1994 Northridge earthquake by just a couple of weeks. I was a kid for the Sylmar 1971 one, which was a 6.6 but I was living in East... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Without stopping, it's about a 30 hour drive from my house to my mom's. I once made it in 32 hours with me and Jessi driving straight, only stopping for gas. Monika and I did it in 34 hours once... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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At the end of the school year, Geof came over for lunch and I showed him my plans for the back deck. He offered to help and I could not pass up his assistance, knowing that it would get done... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was so hot yesterday that when I popped over to the pool for some laps the pool was wall to wall bodies and obviously had no parking. Too crazy for me! I turned on the air conditioner and watched... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We worked through lunch so that we could get away early. Some of the teachers on my team wanted to make sure to watch the women's soccer game at 2pm. I wanted to get to the pool before a late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's been a professionally productive week thus far but boy, doing professional development at the beginning of the summer is not that fun. I have one more day of work tomorrow and I'm eager to get on with summer. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had another busy work day across town. Working on the east side of town this week helps me appreciate working so close to my school on a regular bases. I have to leave 45 minutes early and I get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a beautiful day but I was stuck inside most of the day working across town on Pathway stuff for school. My team is fun but working in the summer is not. Monika earned her first yoga certificate today... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog