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  • 17 Jul 2010
    I know I don't blog as much as I used to.  It's hard to do that working two full time gigs.Dad is doing fine.  Thanks for your well wishes.Josie is doing fine.  Thanks for your well wishes.More later!I hope you're doing fine.  Thank yourself for well wishes.
    1738 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 16 Oct 2009
    Here's some brief updates -Been in my new place for a month.  It's been working out fine, even though I have to get used to having a roommate again.  It's nice to be able to park right in front of where I live rather than blocks away.I go to Detroit next week to chair a panel at THE premier labor history conference.  My school is paying for it through their Faculty Development Fund.  Plus, I'll get to hang out with Karen Brad, something we haven't done in almost four years.I finally received copies of my book.  Look for an announcement about that soon.Me and Josie are doing just fine.  She really helped me out when I needed it.Getting new book proposals out there.  I hope to sign some contracts soon.I still don't have internet at my new place, so I get here when I can.The ex-wfe is being a bitch again.Mere
    1690 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 23 Feb 2010
    I still don't have my internet access at home sorted out yet!  Anyhow, here are some quickies (so to speak):I am pretty much fully out at work.  In academia I am almost there.  I am waiting on some word concerning a possible full-time teaching job, so until that happens, and I might need to get a new doctor due to insurance reasons, HRT is once again put on hold.  Still, I am out and free.Me and Josie had a great time in New Mexico.AND - a major academic publisher in New York wants to offer me a 2-book contract!  The first will be published later this year.Okay, gotta run to class now.  More later.
    1670 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 03 May 2010
    I hardly blog anymore!  I don't have the time!Karen Brad is writing enough about her trip here.  Because of her trip I am doing some serious thinking about maybe going back to the boats this summer (if I can!).  It was great being able to talk about Chicago history and architecture like that.Josie will be here next week.  8 days away!  I cannot wait.  For the first time I will be able to really give her a Chicago tour, like I did for Karen.  We just never had the time before.Things have gone south with the museum.  I need to get out of there.  I can't believe a place I loved so much became so bad.  I cannot tolerate how they treat me, especially after all I have done for them.On the plus side, I am going to be publishing another book this year, my school is trying to get me on fulltime, and I have another conference to attend.  But the one big thing is that I am pretty much fully out.  And that is a relief.
    1626 Posted by Meredith Newton
Society Girl's Personal Blogs 563 views Jan 22, 2008
Here we go again

Some changes going on............

For the moment I am going to have to put HRT on hold.  The reason for this is insurance.  I just found out my benefits as a now full-time employee and need to find out if I can keep my current doctors or find a new one.

The Dirty Bird is no more.  The car hasn't moved in two months.  I had to have a car, and a coworker set me up with a friend who is a car dealer.  Although I do not need the financial commitment, I went ahead and got a new car.  Tomorrow they are sending a tow truck to take away the Dirty Bird.  It just wasn't worth putting any more money into it.

The big thing is that at work we have to all re-apply and re-interview for our jobs.  Two weeks ago they made us sit through this 3-day nonsensical meeting in order to improve guest services.  Now what do they do?  They want to reorganize, and now demoralize, the very people who deal with the public on a daily basis.  Carlita told me not to worry.  However, this is not fun to go through.  They may in fact be downsizing.

The thing is soon I will have to come out fully to everyone once I start HRT.  My coworker Sarah, who knows about me, is going to help me do it.

Otherwise, I am hanging in there and ready to keep going forward.