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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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It was 17 degrees this morning when I took Balt for a morning walk before school. The walkway are awful and the snow banks are incredibly high! Madison hasn't seen this much snow in decades. Whenever it melts we'll be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We got another 3 or 4 inches of snow today. I'm not sure I can remember having this much snow in Madison for so long without any melting. We've got a bit of a warm up this weekend but not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I stole Josh away at lunch to run to the east side of town to visit a new Portillo's that is opening in March. They were giving away free lunches. I saw lots of people eating hot dogs (what they... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a long Monday. My students didn't seem to have missed me that much. I had a big yearbook deadline today so spent most of my prep time and an hour after school going over proofed pages. At lunch... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was nice to have the morning together without a lot to do. My flight boarded at 9:50am. I've learned from now on to use my boarding time as the time to get to the airport instead flight leaving time.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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After a leisure morning, we head out of El Paso to La Cruses. I wanted to see the above sculpture, which was created in 1993 and refurbished 2012 by local artists Olin Calk and Dan Smith. I had seen google... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The weather was nearly perfect, low 70's. We enjoyed a very leisure day. Jim took me out to a steak house for dinner and we had an amazing view of the city before dark. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was not an ideal day. I missed my morning flight out of Milwaukee. I thought I had plenty of time and so, stopped for coffee and that did me in. I got pulled in security to have my bags... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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With so many snow and cold days, it's hard to keep track of what day it is. It kind of felt like a Monday again. For me it was a Friday. I left sub notes for the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Yes! We had a snow day. I couldn't believe it but after I went out for a good walk with Balt this morning I realized, it was pretty treacherous out there. I got home drenched in sweat. I had two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's weird to think that 5 years ago we lost our principal. I know I am not the only teacher to think of him fondly and often. The one blog post I wrote to go "viral" (not really but it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt let me sleep in a bit. It is hard to get up early after going to bed so late. I got out my computer and started working on a project for my Photoshop class. I use photoshop for my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Tonight was the Mid Winter Dance, once called TWIRP officially and is still referred to as that. Girls are supposed to ask the boys but a lot of kids just come with friends, alone or in big groups. I come... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a frigid day and all I can think about is how I can't wait until this cold is over. My front yard is a lumpy ice rink. I was a bit late to my workout this morning because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are in for crazy cold weather and freezing rain, ice, and hail. I guess a bunch of schools closed today but not us, which is fine with me. We're going to have make up time eventually. I had planned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I went in early to work out early so I could my body analysis done. Finally, I made some progress. I lost 2 pounds since the beginning of January but also gained 2 pounds of muscle. Hurray! I was starting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The warm up is over and we are back to winter yuck. Day 2 of the semester went smoothly but by the end of the day I was exhausted. At lunch I popped over to the post office to mail... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was the first day of the 2nd semester, so it was a lot of talk talk. I've only got one class that I haven't taught before recently and need to figure out what to do in, but I"m off... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I enjoyed my Sunday morning with coffee and news. I took Balt out for a short walk but it was damp out. I went to team training at 9am and then to hot yoga at 10:30am afterward with Erika. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It seems a little crazy when being in the 30's is called "balmy!" Madison finally warmed up to normally cold winter temps and you'd think we were having a tropical heat wave with so many folks going outside for some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The last day of class was two weeks ago but the end finally happened today. I covered for Joe's 6th hour final and then attended my 2nd hour final. Only 4 students showed up to work. I had several students... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We've had a whole week off, but tomorrow it's back to work. At least it's just one day of work and then we have a weekend off! I am looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule but this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We got word that we'll have tomorrow off as well. That's a full week off due to snow and cold! It's the winter break I didn't get over Christmas due to traveling. I spent the day sewing Monika's t-shirt quilt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The day was pretty mild, if you ask me. I could not believe we had the day off but I'm sure the school district had it's reasons for keeping all the kids home. Other than yoga and a dog walk,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It ended up not being so bad due some dry air pushing in from somewhere. We still got a few inches (not sure on totals) but it wasn't record breaking. At least the temperature got into double digits. I enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog