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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 am finally back home... home is now Rochester. It feels like home now. I still have a few things in Madison to bring over, but the majority of my things are here. There is still much to do to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We left for Madison on Saturday to pick up a bunch of Jessi's stuff and then on to Virginia on Sunday to spend the week's at Jessi's place while she was away in England for a wedding to watch her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Oops, somehow 2 weeks went by since the last time I wrote. I don't know how that happens-- time just keeps speeding up. My days all seem so short sometimes. I love my mornings and wake up early to enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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For the past few years I've numbered my summer weeks, trying to get at least one project or trip in every week until school starts. With only 10 weeks to enjoy, each week was pretty precious. It does feel kind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had retirement parties on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Monday's party was my art show closing and it was by far most meaningful event I have had in years! All three girls and Jim attended as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Below is the expanded version of my Sword & Shield interview in the special senior June issue: What's your name? Teri Parris Ford How long have you been working at Memorial? 21 years at Memorial, 26 in MMSD What is... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent the long weekend in Rochester. Students got a 4 day weekend but teachers had PD on Friday. I was able to get away early to pack up my car with a load of stuff to take up north.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I walked into work slowly. I had a load of stuff to donate back to my classroom after cleaning out my garage workbench (mostly used office supplies). The yearbook will be delivered this week and the Senior issue of the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Mother's day is always a wonderful when I can spend time with my daughters. I drove up to Rochester Friday evening and spent Saturday working on the yard and replacing my mailbox there. I came home early Sunday for a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Everyone kept asking me how I felt because it was my last Prom. 11 years ago I had gone to prom for what I thought was my last time as the Prom advisor. I resigned my post before becoming the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've been crazy busy finishing this school year and setting up my art show that opens on Friday! I have a field trip today to kick off the new month just to complicate my life even further! I am in... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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For the last week I have been finishing up the yearbook at work. Everything is smooth sailing into the finish line. The kids are doing all the work but I am around to supervise and help if needed. I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are counting down in yearbook as a class. My book has to be done by April 23rd, so we are running out of time. I love having visuals, calendars, rip off sheets, etc. The kids made 10 numbers when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I woke up this weekend with swollen eyes. I'm not sure if I hit myself in the face, am allergic to something or have some other issue. I had the school nurse take a look and she thought it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Apr 4, 2024
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Jim came down to Madison on Thursday to enjoy some family time for some of the holiday weekend and to see a Steve Hackett concert. After spending the first half of my vacation working on the condo, I made sure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My plans to visit Jessi fell through as she had to be in Georgia for training. I decided to use the time to do some condo fix ups and work on my art show coming up in May. I also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I started thinking about this painting in June 2023 after losing my dog Balt. I started 2 versions that got tossed out, one in acrylic and one that was digital. I ended up going fully mixed media after a visit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika went to Jessi's for the week so I'm home alone. I made a big pot of broccoli soup that I have been living on along with homemade bread. I've been making too much bread lately. I listened to a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika had a real birthday this year, only her 7th! She turned 28 years old but we celebrated big. We went out to eat several time and ate some amazing food. She's leaving to visit Jessi for a week as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Every year at this time our department gets numbers for the next year. How many classes will we teach and then we have to figure out who is teaching what. It's a bit stressful and sometimes very disappointing. On top... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Valentine's at school is always fun. I dressed up in red and pink and brought kisses for all the kids. I got a couple of valentines even! I made peanut butter blossom cookies for a meeting and gave little bags... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My first 2 weeks of the new semester have been pretty great, but so busy. Everyday goes by like a whirlwind of activity. My first couple of days were slightly overwhelming but once I got projects going, my days got... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I start a new semester tomorrow. This time of year is always so busy because I have to finish up semester 1 and get ready for semester 2. Luckily there's finals week with shortened day schedules and time for grading... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's been very cold this whole week, but luckily the only time I have to go out is to get to the car and back inside. I'm only spending time at home or at school. My hopes to get out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2024 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog