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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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It was a long work day with stuff going on all day as I prep for the end of the semester (only school 16 days left), the art sale, christmas and a 2 week vacation at the end of next... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had a ton of errands to run today during my lunch hour. While at CVS to pick up pictures, the clerk went on and on about how beautiful my hair was. I guess I was having a good hair... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
My first big yearbook deadline was today -- 48 pages. We turned in 12 early and another 18 ready, leaving us quite a few pages short. I worked most of the day on pages, figuring how to get 18 more... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was a professional development day and we kicked the day off with a rock, paper, scissors tournament, which was pretty exciting. I do think our staff is pretty fun. After some meetings, I dipped out to work on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent my Sunday working on tamales for next week's department holiday party. I started with homemade veggie broth. Monika showed me how to make from all kinds of veggie ends and bits that you normally don't use the the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I asked my students on Friday what they were going to do this weekend and 9 out of 10 said, "sleep!" the other 10% had an event to go to-- a girl had a hockey game and boy had a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had professional development today at Epic. Monika helped me take my truck to get fixed and dropped me off at school to catch a ride to my meeting. I got a call late in the morning during my meetings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent the day chipping away at the many things that needed to be done. I spent time grading, prepping, and emailing. I presented a new project to my freshman and during yearbook I helped some students with a project... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Well, it's back to work after a month of short weeks, days off and travel. Then I heard a kid say we only had 13 days left until vacation (school days). Then I was reminded during a meeting that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I weighed myself this morning to find I had gained about 5 pounds over the holiday. Jim got home last night and we went to Chili's for dinner, so I had eaten later and more than usual. I know it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I didn't plan to shoot video to create this year's video but luckily I got a few snippets here and there of video to pull together. I asked the girls to send me video from their Thanksgivings but I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I really didn't have much to do today. I worked on some school work, went to yoga and ate leftovers for lunch. I decided to go get a Christmas Tree and wreath and then do all the decorations. The tree... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I got up early and started shopping. I worked on our family christmas card since there was a sale on Shutterfly. I went to yoga and then took Monika to get her oil changed after lunch with leftovers. I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It was just me and Monika in Madison this year, which meant total low key, lazy day with a fire and vegan food. We watched several episodes of The Crown on Netflix and finished off the apple pie I made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I made an apple pie this morning, but not my normal apple pie. I made sprouted wheat and rice flour crust and a vegan pie filling (with coconut butter instead of butter). It wasn't quite as tasty as my old... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Thanksgiving vacation started as soon as I could get ti to. While I had planned to go to a yoga class to kick it off, Monika flew into Milwaukee and took a bus to Madison today and I went to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
I got into work this morning at 7:30am and got to leave a bit early at 7:30pm this evening. We got a dinner break that I took at the end of my time so I could leave early. I had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I enjoyed some time with Jim this morning, sipping coffee and working on grades while he read. The girls and Cody made us breakfast and then Jim and I took Jessi grocery shopping before we were dropped off at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I enjoyed some time at a coffee shop this morning after a mile walk. The girls messaged us once they were up making breakfast. They were all out partying late downtown. Jim and I spent some time at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I got up early and enjoyed coffee on Jessi's porch. It was 60 and sunny. So this is why people retire in Florida. It was quite enjoyable. We needed to leave by 10am to get on base early... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I got to Pensacola in time to attend Jessi’s soft patch ceremony— new patch for her flight suit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This morning my alarm went off at 5am, and I turned it off. The next thing I know it was 6:30am. Using the animals all wake me up before my alarm, but I have a wake up alarm just in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I had parent teacher conferences today after work, so I got into work before 8am and got home after 8pm. To say it was a long day, is not an exaggeration. Waking up before 5am, makes it an even longer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've got a busy week ahead with Parent Teacher Conferences starting tomorrow and another trip on Thursday. It was nice to connect with my students today but I could tell many were not happy to hear I was leaving again... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Because Jim and Monika flew into LAX on Wednesday, it made sense to fly Jessi and me out to meet them so that we could collide for a family gathering. It was wonderful to have time with my mother, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog