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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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Friday night Jim and I cancelled our Thanksgiving trip to visit Jessi for the week. We really wanted to go, but with the CDC advising that people stay home and avoid travel, we just couldn't go. What really got me... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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2 out of 3 ain't bad Erika and I had a walk through today and then a closing for her new condo. She was looking for apartments to move into after moving back to Wisconsin. I told her once my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I started getting facial twitches this week. I usually get eye twitching issues when I'm stressed out. This week, my face was twitching, not my eyes, more in my cheeks and under my eyes. It's unnerving. I've cheated a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim got free a meal for Veteran's Day. We offered to take Erika out for her birthday but she was busy -- going out with Kelly. She purchased a pumpkin pie for her birthday-- not my favorite, but it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today is Jessi's 26th birthday. It kicks off birthday week (although Balt's birthday was last week). I called her this morning and got to catch up with her while she is in TX enjoying some needed time off. I made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Here in Madison, there was celebratory air about. I was hanging my Xmas lites when I heard neighbors banging pots and pans, blowing wistles and dancing outside. I had a feeling something exciting had happened when I got a notification... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It got into the 70's this week but I have so much work, I haven't really been able to get out much. Grades were due on Wednesday and I had so many kids turning in stuff all weekend and late... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I went to Costco this morning right when it opened to try and beat the crowd. Jim picked up a new pair of glasses he ordered. I showed him a Baby Yoda on sale that I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The Dodgers won the world series and while I did not watch the games, I made sure to follow along with the series and even watched game summaries on Youtube. There are not a lot of Dodgers fans here in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I have been going nuts with Autumn themed decor and Halloween fun. I'm decorating all of my school slideshows with Halloween stuff and even creating a Day of the Dead project for my art experiences class with sculpey.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I have been making pumpkins scones for years and have used a recipe that I have played with, making them gluten free, with real pumpkins, etc. This morning I made them vegan to fit into our new all plant based... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I am really enjoying my weekends again now that I'm back at work and actually going in every weekday. I just finished my 6th week. They announced we will be continuing with virtual learning until the end of January. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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/Our weekly schedule for school goes periods 1, 2 & 5 on Mondays and Thursdays, periods 3,4, 6 & 7 on Tuesdays and Fridays with all day Wednesday for PD and prep. Wednesdays make the week livable. I have prep... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I have thought about writing several times this week but it has been busy. My mom used to call me if I missed a day just to see if I was okay! I'm okay. I started working the box of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This morning I had a a 7am dentist appointment to get a temporary crown put in. The permanent one will get put in later this month. While I was at the dentist, Jim dropped Balt off at the vet for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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An Artist Statement by Teri Parris Ford Having recently finished a quilt display called "An American Mother: A Self Portrait" where I explored my feelings of womanliness and motherhood, I was called to continue using the same media. Originally I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Fords My first week of watching no other kids than my own/ It didn't quite make a week. Tuesday they cancelled school because of a blizzard it to Madison! Still we did get enough snow to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My weekends are back to being pivotal days of rest and relaxation but also, time needed to catch up. Also this weekend, after a month from my mom's passing and more than 2 months after she moved out, her house... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Fords: Erika finished up swimming lessons this week and we are looking for something to do because "it is so boring." I got an ear full of Monika this week, she hass fussed like she has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Fords: It started on a hot and muggy Monday with little girls dancing wildly in the rain and screaming in delight after every sound of thunder. Where do they get that electricity inside of them from?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Fords: Can you believe it is back to school time already? This week we went shopping for school supplies and you should have seen the office supply section at Walmart. It was a mad house; utter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Fords: The last week of Summer was spent a lot like every other week this Summer with the exception to a trip to the mall. I remember when going to the mall was a relaxing way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
This week at the Ford's: Jim and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. We went out ALONE for the first time since ... I can't even remember when, that is how long it has been! It was a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Christmas Vacation with the Fords: I have spent almost every Christmas of my life in sunny Los Angeles. There are only 2 exceptions. In 1990 after having Erika, I stayed in Santa Cruz to avoid traveling and in 1994 after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog