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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 558 views Feb 23, 2008
I survived the purge

A short time back I mentioned how my entire department had to reapply, and reinterview, for our jobs.  Just after I was promoted to full time, too.    I found out today that I am being kept on. 

One of my coworkers, though, is being given the run around and told she has to wait until Tuesday to find out.  She quit today.  Her leaving like that was a blow to all of us.  Rosie is an older black woman, and was very well loved and respected.  When we left the afternoon meeting today barely a word was spoken by anyone.

On Tuesday I have a phone interview with the Shedd Aquarium.  I sent them my resume when I thought things might really be going south with my museum.  I'll still talk to them, and if I can get in part-time I will take it, and retain my full-time status at my museum.

I watched my kid quite a bit this week as she had the flu.  I swear, if I have watch certain shows again I am going crazy!  That means I had to keep a lot of my stuff locked up.  Oh well.

Getting really tired and about to jump into bed.  More later.