Monday, September 13, 2010

Calling All Friends!

This is a great day.  I can tell already. By starting a blog at this site I have opened the door to huge possibilities. I am a writer. I love to share my experiences, strengths, hopes, and mishaps. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, a teacher, a student, a den leader, and myriad other things in one person. I am Me. And I hope you take some time to get to know me. I am not new to blogging. I have been blogging for over 3 years and have nearly 500 blogs posted online. I am so excited to be at this location to expose myself to an even broader group of people. Change is good. Change is inevitable. I am welcoming change in hopes of finding a new online home.

My moniker was given to me by my husband. We are a racing family. My husband races a vintage 1960 English Daimler Dart SP250 in the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA). We have raced from Lime Rock, Connecticut to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Pocono International Raceway to Watkins Glen International. It is a terrific group that celebrates the classic cars as they race and not driver accomplishment. The VSCCA offers no purse, trophy, or points. The goal is for the men and women in the Club to race safely, have fun, and show their audience the glory of these beautiful old cars. My husband's car number in the VSCCA is 187. He is known as Racer 187 and he gave me the name Chief 187 because I am his Crew Chief.

As with most Americans in recent years the economy has hit hard. We are currently on the second season of suspended racing because we simply cannot afford it at present. Regardless, we still love racing, are NASCAR fans, and watch some Indy and F1 racing as well. I keep my name Chief because, like most moms I know, we are the Crew Chiefs of our families.

Are you the one who makes appointments at doctor's offices, schools, and sets up play-dates? Do you grocery shop, help with homework, and do laundry? Do you organize family meals, vacations, and holiday plans? Do you multi-task all day everyday with no days off?  Whether you are the mom, the dad, or all rolled into one, I bet you can identify with the many hats we wear. You are the Crew Chief of your family like I am the one of mine. So I invite you to join me as I chronicle the observations I've made and ask you to leave comments with your perspective. I enjoy the camaraderie of this type of forum and anxiously await widening my friend base.


  1. Good luck on your adventure into blogging, Chief 187!
    You are so creative and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

  2. Thank you, Peg! Your support means the world to me!!