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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 car didn't start this morning. My brother called me after my yoga class yesterday so I was distracted on my way home and left my keys in the ignition. Erika had texted me during the yoga class so I... Continue reading
Posted 47 minutes ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was one of those busy Monday's. I had kids waiting for me at 7:30am, but before I even got to work, I had to drop my truck off at the auto shop to get my window fixed. Jim said... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I love making Pumpkin Scones in the Fall. I have a recipe that I play with mixing canned pumpkin or baked real pumpkins when I want to get real fancy. I can make them gluten free or with regular baking... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Last year Josh and Grace started a Brunch Club for our department but the reality is it's just the 3 of us that go consistently. Grace and I met up once over the summer but it's been a while since... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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During my lunch hour I ran over to the hospital to visit Melissa's new born baby who was born yesterday. I have visited all of her children in the hospital, so I didn't want to miss this last one.She reminded... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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There's a snow storm out west that is on it's way to Wisconsin apparently. I think today was our last mild day of Autumn. Temperatures are going down after today. It was a pretty uneventful day-- meetings, work time, etc.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I went to the dentist today during my lunch hour. My teeth have been just fine, but it ends up I have cracked tooth in my back molar. I'll need a crown and my insurance only pays for half, so... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a sub this morning so that I could meet with my pathways cohort of teachers and take a tour of Epic Systems-- a local software company. We went out to breakfast and then toured the facilities which are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I'm finally feeling healthy and not so overwhelmed with prep. All my students are fully engaged in projects and I'm able to help students, even those in animation. This morning I came in to find Josh had set up the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was all about recovery. Balt let me sleep in until almost 6am. I spent some time this morning prepping for my classes. At 9am I ran out to Anytime Fitness to get a workout in and then I went... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I was asked to take photos for a wedding nearly 2 years ago by my principal, who's 3 children I taught, but none for photo. I had his oldest 2 in middle school way back when and his youngest in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim wanted everyone to go up north to an apple orchard but Erika is leaving Saturday while Monika and I had to work today, so just Erika and Jim went for the afternoon. The had to wait until my new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I called my mom today during my lunch, to find she was pretty confused. Luckily my brother was on his way and they decided to take her to urgent care. The doctor there decided she needed to go to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
It rained off and on all day. The cold front moved in last night so there was rough weather nearby. I've been having trouble sleeping lately, but I think it has been mostly weather related. My brother called me at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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While the east coast is overheating, we got a downpour. There's flash flooding warnings now. Luckily the rain was during school, so I didn't see it. I realized I left my sunroof open a crack and ran out at lunch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
They finally turned off the air conditioner at school so of course it is quite hot and muggy in the art department. All the kids were complaining. I told them it's either too hot or too cold. Today they all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up at 5am. I got to work on my computer, working on prep for an hour or so and then went to the grocery store. I boiled some beets in order to make chocolate beet brownies. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a lot going on today and realized that I was out of town last weekend, so maybe that was why it felt like there was so much to do. Melissa's daughter invited me to a baby shower and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Every year, I pull out my old t-shirt skirt and green striped tights for Spartan Spirit Friday of Homecoming week. I had a hard time finding the skirt this morning but I found it. I've got a small yearbook group... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I did not go all out on my throwback. I wore the same seventies looking tunic I've worn in the past, but no hip-hugger wide leg jeans. I went with comfort. It was a busy day. I have extra meetings... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Administration no long allows the kids to have a pajama day for dress up which was always my favorite. When I complained, I was told it was no longer felt to be appropriate and there was too much risk for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's homecoming week and today was twin day. I texted Grace last night to make sure I had someone to twin with. What i love about Grace is that she won't forget! We twinned last year as well. Today was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I enjoyed sleeping in and having a leisure morning with Jim at the hotel. He had work to do and I needed to monitor my classes, so it wasn't all leisure. My flight back home left at 10:40am, so our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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53 was not remarkable but not a bad year. I really like being in my fixities. The freedom I have is wonderful — no children around my feet, no big bills, etc. I’ve set myself up very comfortably. But I’m... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got up at 3AM to catch a 6am flight to El Paso. Jim picked me up on a warm, rainy Saturday late morning and we made our way to a cute donut shop for coffee and treats and chit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog