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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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The weather was cool and grey. I suppose for mid December it was seasonal for Santa Clarita. It was somewhat appropriate for the taste of the day. Jim's dad funeral was at 11am. It was a very private affair, no... Continue reading
Posted 23 minutes ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I was up at 4am to catch a 6am flight to MSP. I had about 1/2 hour to check email and download a new book before catching my flight to LAX. Both Erika and Jim were at LAX as well.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had team training at 6am this morning. It hard to fit in the hour of an intense workout but I know it's worth the effort. When I went to Anytime Fitness it was not snowing but when I left... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had my first yearbook deadline today. I had the kids working all afternoon getting pages ready to be sent by the end of the day. I was able to get my files sent in time to get to my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Monday's are my workout day off. I would have liked to sleep in a bit but Balt won't have that. I enjoyed a nice morning with a short walk in the cold. I went into work a bit early. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I was watching the news this morning and they mentioned it was National Pastry Day. I decided I'd treat myself. Of course first I went to team training. I found out why my heart rate has been so low. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a list of things to do today. Stuff like laundry, vacuum, groceries, workout, dogwalk, etc...I ended the day with a special Sound bath yoga class. Sound bath is.an immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are on countdown mode at school for vacation. Today was a good work day. My students are all on work mode. My yearbook class has a big deadline on Tuesday so we went over pages. I have two classes... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Erika is learning to make more ornaments for the holiday sale and they look great! I'm very excited to see how well they sell. I sent in more cards to be printed this morning. I will have a set of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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At the end of day yesterday, I had 4 kids left in my class. I decided to reward them with DQ blizzards today. I find it funny how kids will claim that they were there, which is why I always... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Early this morning, the girls lost their grandpa Frank. Jim and his sister were at the hospital at the time. Monika arrived an hour later. I was told it was a peaceful passing. I was glad Monika was able to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had a shortened schedule and the day went by quickly. I had an appointment after school at Anytime Fitness to go thru some training but I did not work out, although I could have. I cam home and ate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I did not do much today. I went to a team training session at 9am, made pumpkin muffins, talked to my mom and made this animated GIF for my sister in law after talking to her and Jim on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Balt got me up early, so no sleeping in as I had hoped. I managed to hold off a dogwalk until 8am, then run off to yoga. I showered and then went into work to scan old photos for Jim... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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November ends today. I am finally getting to turn on the Christmas lights and am very much enjoying the Christmas tree. The last progress reports of the quarter were due today. I finished my grades yesterday and finished posting grades... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Another day of turkey for lunch for and turkey for dinner. I've lost 2 pounds. I have about another 2 meals of turkey left and then no more turkey for a while. At lunch I went to Costco for dog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I decided to sign up for Anytime Fitness Team Training program. I had been doing small group sessions but felt they were not as intense a workout as the team workouts. My heart rate stays pretty low most of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I stayed after school too long to get to hot yoga by the 4:30pm class. A student wanted to discuss a conversation I had about work ethic with a different student in class. I tend to be brutally honest with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've got 4 weeks until Christmas break. I want to lose 5 pounds, get into an exercise habit, stay away from candy and just enjoy this next month as much as I can. I started my week off great. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The alarm went off at 4:45am this morning to get out by 5:30 to make sure Cody made his 8am flight. Erika, Kelly and I had an 8:30 flight and Jessi had to hang around until her 11am flight back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had a very relaxing morning. I got up at 5am just knowing it was 7am in Wisconsin and I didn't want to sleep in too much. My feet hurt from all the walking I did yesterday, so I decided... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I made my video this morning (see below). I went for a walk but then walked up and down Hollywood Blvd giving me a total 9 miles today! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are very thankful to spend time together. I am missing my dad this year and my husband, Jim. I'm glad Jim is only a phone call. I have to rely on my memories to connect with my dad. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had the day off but Erika had to work. I went into work to take photos of the girls basketball team and check on the newspaper. I made it to a noon yoga class and then took Balt for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I had a productive day a work that started at 6am with an Anytime Fitness workout. I went in sore from Sunday's workout and I did not push myself. I got in to work early and left pretty late- around... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog