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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'm still waking up in the middle of night coughing but my sinus' are dry and the spasms are few and far between. I can't wait until I'm completely symptom free. Everytime I get a hot flash or headache, I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This week is prep week for getting back to teaching, only virtually from home. I'll be honest, I'm way more concerned about making the yearbook than my classes (although yearbook is one of my classes). I had a meeting with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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When everyday feels like Sunday, I didn't realize today was actually Sunday. I sent out an invite to the family for a zoom meeting at 2pm. When I got on, no one was around so I just worked on my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a storm Saturday. A perfect day for chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice and berry shortcake for dessert. Jim and I watched the Tiger King -- the #1 show on Netflix right now. We watched all 7 episodes in one... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The reality is that going to the store now means risking your life... In some ways every time you leave your house there is a risk -- a car could hit you? But I really had to think about making... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Having Jim here means having one nice meal together each day. Since he practices intermittent fasting, he only eats one large meal and a snack everyday and then goes for a very long walk. I really enjoy cooking up a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today I pretty much did what I did yesterday, only I made tacos, homemade salsa and guac for lunch. I love having Jim here but I'm eating too much. He does intermittent fasting and only eats once a day. Today... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The governor of Wisconsin issued stay at home orders today to last until April 24th -- that 5 1/2 weeks of being stuck at home; other than grocery shopping and going for a walk/jog. Group sports are banned. What a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today technically started my official spring break, not that it really is any different from last week. But originally it was supposed to start next week before this whole pandemic thing started. I had planned to go visit Jessi but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a few things I wanted to pick up from the grocery store. I decided to go right when it opened at 7am this morning hoping there would not be many people there but it seems that what everyone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a rough night with lots of coughing. Even with nighttime cough medicine, I'm still spending too much time waking up hacking. Jim took shelter in Monika's room. I take my temperature almost every day now just to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Because was coming home for the weekend, I decided to celebrate the first day of Spring with pie! Apple Pie. I made enchiladas, spanish rice, homemade refried beans and homemade guacamole with chips for lunch. I had to get a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I'm still coughing which gives me the excuse to be lazy. I felt much better this morning but late in the afternoon I was back to hacking. I had a department meeting on zoom at 9am. We chatted for an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I decided to venture out in the snow this morning and go to the grocery store. I decided to make a lasagna after getting back from the store and washing my hands quite thoroughly. It's been years and I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It barely got into the 40's but the sun was shining. I made sure to get outside and start reading my book on prepping for retirement. The 1st chapter is on not paying your kids bills, giving them lots of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I went into work this morning at 8am after getting up at 5am sharp and working out at 6am. I had lots to do and wanted to be done by 2pm, but had until 6pm when the district would be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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These are weird times we are living in. I decided to venture out to the grocery store. I suited up with coat and gloves, and stuffed my pockets with tissues just in case I coughed. Woodmans, which normalled is open... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I felt like I was in self quarantine today-- I still have a cough (no fever) so I can't go anywhere, not that I had anywhere to go really. I would have liked to have gone to yoga but with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was a strange day, especially as it progressed. We were waiting for an announcement about school closings. Joe insisted that we would not be at school on Monday, but I just couldn't see the district shutting down so quickly,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Yes, I'm sick again. I've got a sore throat, cough and congestion. My students keep asking me if I have corona and I keep telling them I don't have a fever. I was sick last week, started getting better and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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After watching Geof spend months of cleaning out of stuff after he retired, I decided by the time I retired, I'd be able to walk away at the end of the school year without having to do any clean up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
While it was a short schedule today, I had a long day-- several meetings, lots to do. I turned off my 5am alarm and fell back to sleep until 6am. I guess it's going to take a few days to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I took a night time cold pill in the middle of the night last night as I was having trouble sleeping because of a cough, so I slept in until 6:30 but then realized I didn't actually sleep in much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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My fire mornings are coming to an end as the spring starts to heat things up. Today was quite mild but still cold enough to enjoy a fire especially since I know the brunt of winter is over. March is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Last night I came home after work, watched my show and went to bed early. I woke up feeling a lot better, rested. As the day progressed, especially after having to teach, my throat started hurting a lot. I had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog