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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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Jim drove down yesterday from MN after spending the last few weeks in NJ doing army work and having a few days at home to catch up. We are spending the holiday weekend in Madison so we can spend time... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today is not only Flag Day, it's my mom's 75's birthday. I listened to a bunch of John Denver songs while driving through West Virginia #almostheaven and cried-- omg, she LOVED John Denver!! I'm spending my first week of Summer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I spent my 2nd week of summer vacation in Norfolk enjoying quite a bit of leisure. I was hired to help as a consultant for summer school, so I did spend quite a bit of time this week working on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I'm spending the longest day of the year in Virginia, enjoying the beach and sunshine. I was fully prepared to stay at Jessi's house for a full 2 weeks or leave after a couple of days if I was in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I left on Monday for Norfolk but did not arrive until noon on Tuesday. I got caught up in south Chicago traffic for over 2 hours and another hour in Indianapolis traffic, adding almost 4 extra hours to my drive.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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While yesterday was my first day off for summer vacation, with graduation duties all morning, really today officially started my summer with "nothing" to do. I kicked off my summer watching Stranger Things season 1. I won't get to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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For Mother's Day, Monika got tickets to see HAIM, a favorite band of mine. On Tuesday, May 31, I left school as early as I could (not that early> 4:30pm) and drove out to Milwaukee in thick traffic. We stopped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Due to a labor shortage at the company, our books were delayed several days, but they got to us in time for our planned distribution day on Thursday and it was a grand success! This book may be my most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim came down for the holiday weekend, which is really nice for me since Monika is working a lot this weekend (REI has a big sale) and Erika was going out of town to visit with Kelly's family. I made... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I am up in Rochester for the weekend with Jim. He had an event he wanted me to accompany him to yesterday and then we went out to eat together which is getting more and more expensive these days. Just... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had very hot weather this past week. It has felt very summer-like but I have felt like there is so much to do at work, that I haven't been feeling like summer is that close. Jim's summer starts next... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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After two years off, we are back to a somewhat normal prom season. At my school every year during Mother's Day weekend is prom. Kids had to wear masks and there was no cake to eat. But what I found... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The average temperature for May in Wisconsin is supposed to be about 70 degrees. We will barely get into the 60's this week. It's been so cold this spring with few warm days, it has soured my mood. I finally... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This spring has been not quite miserable but certainly not pleasant. I've been out of sorts at times with life not quite back to normal from the pandemic, feeling very in between places. We finally got a warm Saturday yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I have put off cleaning out my garage for almost a month because of the cold. I finally decided to use the weekend to get it started with a space heater. It meant not being able to open the garage... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jessi made it to Norway this past week and had a couple of days to explore Tromso. She reported it was cold and spent most of her free time hiking and was most impressed with the Northern Lights, not the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I started up with trying to take a photo each day again this year but I often forget especially on really busy days. I have stopped almost all social media posts as I rarely have any interest in engaging there.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Well vacation is over and I did very little. The weather made it hard to clean out the garage and it was my only goal. I'm hoping to get to it next weekend instead. We had several snow sessions, all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Now that Monika is back home, I'm watching even more TV than I might if I were living alone. Certainly more than if I were living with Jim. Jim and I have very little we like to watch in common... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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AND IT'S TOO COLD!! My first day of Spring Break and I woke up to snow. Yuck! We are in for cold weather all week and it's even colder in Minnesota. After a hot yoga class this morning I drove... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've been working on a charcoal example at work during my art experiences classes. It's coming together so nicely, I think I will frame it! It's been a while since I've made art and I realize I really need to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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After our quick trip out east, I came home and weighed myself. I've gained some weight-- almost 10 pounds since the holidays. It is time to get back on track, back to the mat, back outside. It's still freezzing outside... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We are spending time with family this weekend. Jim is on his spring break and Jessi is prepping to leave on an assignment overseas. Both Monika and I took some time off to make the drive out to see Jessi.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
Our school is dealing with several threatning calls a day and on Wednesday, two small fires lit in bathrooms. One, I personally put out! Yes, I was walking to art from the main office, saw smoke and walked into the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 4, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
It's been almost two years since my last entry... a year of online learning and a semester of pandemic, masked in person learning and we are back to school lockouts, holds and bomb threats. Yesterday during 4th hour we got... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 1, 2022 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog