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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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Monika had been working months for the Yoga Fest event this weekend. I wanted to support her as much as possible to I participated in a few events. I made sure to check in as soon as it started on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The past few February's I have tried to take a trip. Last year Jim and I went to Minneapolis, the year before that I went to El Paso. When the girls were in college I would go visit them Annapolis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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The superintendent of MMSD announced this morning that we will begin a phased return to in-person instruction, starting with Kindergarten students on March 9th, while other grade levels will transition back to in-person learning on a weekly basis. There was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It's so cold, there's not a lot to do other than work and clean house. I got a new vacuum cleaner at Costco the other day the lady behind the counter called me a "Costco Queen" noticing that I had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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2021 started with tons with hope and optimism but the month has dragged on with most of what was wrong in 2020 still plaguing the world-- well, at least we have a new president. I should not complain. The rush... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today is the first day of the new semester. I love second semester as it always goes a bit faster and the slippery slope to summer is kind of exciting. I have two brand new classes (to me) this semester.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I don't even know what to write anymore... I'm not sure who my audience is. I think I'm just letting future Teri know what was going on with past Teri. I watched the news all morning while working. I cried... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It dawned on me last night It almost been two weeks since my last entry. My goal was to get a weekly post in just for posterity. It is a nice place holder for my happenings. Most of my happenings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I ended the year early. Jim and I went to bed around 9pm so we could get a fresh start to the new year early. I did a 5pm yoga class with Monika on zoom that was really wonderful. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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We had a very mellow but happy Christmas. With only Monika home for the holiday, there wasn't as much activity in the morning, but I still made cinnamon rolls only they were vegan. I heard from Jessi that Cody made... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today was the first day, I have nothing to do and no where to go! I'm finally feeling like it's vacation time! Monika is here and we are planning to make tamales today. I spent a full day at work... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I kicked off my winter vacation with a colonoscopy. I had a 2:45 appointment on Friday, so I missed my 7th hour class but I was able to make all of my other classes. I had to run away quick... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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This year's card has no fancy greeting, no "happy holidays" as I just wasn't feeling it but still there is joy and I am blessed. I certainly did not want to presume that everyone I would send a card to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It started raining yesterday afternoon and it turned to a slushy snow but with highs in the mid thirties, I assumed, the snow would not stay for long, well was I wrong! I woke up to 6 inches of HEAVY... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I've got a big yearbook deadline during winter break, so I'm starting to stress out a bit. This week the school is doing a virtual spirit week which is hard to get excited about-- not a lot of dressing up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika went back to work in Michigan, Jim and I had full work days; me at school and Jim here at the condo. It was a busy day to kick off the month. There are full 3 weeks before winter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Monika came down from Michigan, so I got some help to make a wonderful meal. Erika had to work but had a break at 2pm, so we timed our meal to eat when she could join us. Jessi made her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Friday night Jim and I cancelled our Thanksgiving trip to visit Jessi for the week. We really wanted to go, but with the CDC advising that people stay home and avoid travel, we just couldn't go. What really got me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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2 out of 3 ain't bad Erika and I had a walk through today and then a closing for her new condo. She was looking for apartments to move into after moving back to Wisconsin. I told her once my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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I started getting facial twitches this week. I usually get eye twitching issues when I'm stressed out. This week, my face was twitching, not my eyes, more in my cheeks and under my eyes. It's unnerving. I've cheated a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim got free a meal for Veteran's Day. We offered to take Erika out for her birthday but she was busy -- going out with Kelly. She purchased a pumpkin pie for her birthday-- not my favorite, but it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Today is Jessi's 26th birthday. It kicks off birthday week (although Balt's birthday was last week). I called her this morning and got to catch up with her while she is in TX enjoying some needed time off. I made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Here in Madison, there was celebratory air about. I was hanging my Xmas lites when I heard neighbors banging pots and pans, blowing wistles and dancing outside. I had a feeling something exciting had happened when I got a notification... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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It got into the 70's this week but I have so much work, I haven't really been able to get out much. Grades were due on Wednesday and I had so many kids turning in stuff all weekend and late... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog
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Jim and I went to Costco this morning right when it opened to try and beat the crowd. Jim picked up a new pair of glasses he ordered. I showed him a Baby Yoda on sale that I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Teri Parris Ford's Blog