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Come Back to Me

come back to me

If you had the opportunity to speak with my husband about the beginning of our oilfield adventure, almost 4 years ago, he’d tell you it was hell. Not because of the job, the traveling, the distance, the learning, and so on. It was because of me. He will be the first to tell you that […]

Daddy’s at Work

Daddy's at Work

Today is June 4th, and Hubby has been gone for 4 days of our very first hitch of 7 weeks and already I’m questioning the sanity of this decision.  Not like we had an abundance of options. OFM’s boss could only scrape together an average of 10 hours a week for him and despite the […]

Keeping Christmas Under Control


I am guilty of going completely overboard at Holidays. Primarily Christmas. I have already started Christmas shopping…..in fact, I try to be done by Halloween.  I have been known to get WAY too many presents for my kids. Like they could open one every day in December and still have some left over.  As they […]

Stop Judging, Start Loving


Why do we do this to each other as women?  I’ve done it.  I’m sure you’ve done it.  We take something that has happened, put it through our own filter of personal experiences and think someone has wronged us or doesn’t understand us.  We are OFFENDED.  We are going to let them know about it. […]

Blended Families and the Oilfield

Blended Families in the Oilfield

This oilfield life we’ve chosen isn’t always easy. Some days it can be downright challenging. On the flip side, it also has many rewards. I believe the harder the challenges, the greater the reward. That’s what makes being part of an oilfield family so worthwhile. Having a blended family is similar; extremely challenging yet, richly […]

I {Still} Need You


“In case you haven’t noticed, I DON’T NEED YOU anymore!” It was the biggest lie I’ve ever not meant to say. Especially to him. The words came flying out of my mouth in a fit of rage that could’ve stopped a loaded freight train in its tracks. I regretted it immediately. The truth was I […]

An Alaskan Adventure

An Alaskan Adventure #oilfield #oilfieldwives

Tomorrow I drop my husband off at the airport and won’t see him again for 6 weeks.  Maybe 7.  We aren’t entirely sure.  He is starting his new job in Alaska on the North Slope. Oilfield stuff. Electrical oilfield stuff to be exact as he’s an Electrician.  Frankly, I don’t really know what he’ll be […]

Oilfield Infertility

Oilfield Infertility

Ladies, I’m penning a new medical term today.  First, you must know that my background includes zero medical schooling or experience. Obviously, I’m a good choice to be creating my own medical terminology. My new term:  Oilfield Infertility. Oilfield Infertility:  where one struggles to get pregnant while husband is in the oilfield.  Primary difficulty is […]

Not enough hours in the day


As a stay at home Oilfield wife, I suffer from “not-enough-hours-in-the-day-itis”. When my husband is gone I feel like I am busy from the time I wake up until the time I fall into bed at night. Kids, house, yard, school, errands, meals, shopping, dogs, laundry…..I feel like I can’t keep up with everything. I’m […]

A Spooky Visitor


Oh, the joys of being an oilfield family living in Alaska. I have been a little jumpy lately. The first few days after my husband leaves I’m always on high alert  - until I settle back into my “single parent” routine. While he’s gone, noises wake me up during the night and I feel the […]