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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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My mom was released from the hospital late this afternoon and sent to my brother's home. She suffered from complications from the brain cancer and dehydration. We wanted to visit but she was too tired. I think my brother is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My mom is still in the hospital, transferred to Kaiser and still getting tests, hoping to be sent back to my brother's home tomorrow. She's been on palliative care and may need to increase her level of care and/or switch... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My brother called this morning to let me know that my mom was not being responsive and that last night was very rough as she was up most of the night struggling with confusion. While she is not in pain,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was one of those stressful days when a ton of stuff seemed to happen all at once. I had a 6:30am meeting and another at 8am. I had contractors coming in and out all day and a plumber at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a crazy hot day filled with construction and packing Jim left to go hiking and then called me to tell me there was a big fire where he was. I called 911 to report that he was hiking... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Now that's August, I'm doing research on how to get all the stuff from my mom's house that I want home-- Uhaul? POD container? I don't know. By the time I spend all the money to get it over to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It’s hard not to think about death lately. I understand it is part of life but there is something so odd about how it all rolls out. I have not been around babies or young children for years really. I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My California Summers are starting wear down as July comes to an end. Now that my mom is settled at my brother's, the construction in the house has begun and it's loud. The poor cats were very stressed out. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a very hot day that started w an early wake up earthquake!! 4.2 at 4:30am. I ran a couple of errands in the morning -- took a load to Goodwill, picked up ice and picked up some rust... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was my first day at home without my mom being here - maybe the first time ever? I have no memory of ever visiting my parents home without my mom being here. She doesn't travel, so she's always home.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It is the end of an era, officially. Today my brother moved my mom out of her house and she will most likely never return. It was hard not to cry as I put her into my niece's VW (which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Sunday came and went without a lot going on. I started the morning with a yoga class that Erika taught online via the Yogafest Monika organized. It was very cool to see Erika work her yoga magic. I made sure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Last night my mom fell after I'd gone to bed. She's fine, I think... but she smashed her watch. For some reason she went up the stairs to talk to me. She fell from the top of the stairs. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was a good day, mild weather made it especially pleasant. I went for a 3 mile walk this morning without Balt. The last time I took him for a long walk he was sore for days and seemed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim mentioned missing being home and that got me thinking, yeah it is nice to be in your own place. As much as being with my mom has all the comforts of being home, it's not. The weather is way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The Summer days start to blur a bit and it's hard to remember what happened. Last night instead of posting a blog I watched Expecting Amy on HBO. My brother worked from my mom's house yesterday and then came by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I didn't do much yesterday. I let the fact that it was Sunday keep me feeling lazy. I did work on my Google Certification coursework since I had neglected any school work all week while at the beach. Today my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's Saturday! I could not figure out why my alarm didn't go off this morning and I slept in until after 6am. Jim and I walked to Starbucks for breakfast and contemplated the wisdom in eating outside in their patio... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Well, it was back to being at my mom's, walking Balt in the neighborhood, getting a swim in and trying to get a bit of work done around the house. I had a nice long chat with Jessi this morning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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3 nights and 4 days camping at the beach was everything I wanted it to be. I really enjoyed my time with Jim, just sitting while he read or playing with Balt while he made a fire. I did not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This time Jim and I have at the beach has been utter perfection. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had a high temp of 69- sunny but kind of cool. We made a morning fire and enjoyed coffee out in the gloomy clouds before they burnt off by 10 am. I walked over to the group sites hoping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My brother took a couple days off so I could go to the beach. It’s just me, Jim and Balt. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was another hot one! but not quite as hot as yesterday's 105-- only 102. It's a dry heat, so it's actually not awful. Swimming certainly makes the heat more enjoyable. Jim and I enjoyed an early morning coffee session... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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At one point it was 105, but I was in the pool and the water is about 80, so it was good. The hardest part of the heat is bedtime as it is hot and there is no air,conditioner at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog