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Yellow {Makes Her Happy}

Yellow

I’ve held many titles in my life thus far. Many of them were given. Some of them I worked very hard for. Most of them I prayed for. All of them I dreamed of. Well, not all of them. I was born a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and niece. I was then blessed with title of […]

Stop the Hate

Stop the Hate

I’m going to say something that will possibly make me the most hated Oilfield Wife on Earth, but I feel it should be said: Can we stop hating people who love low gas prices, please? Look, I get it, BELIEVE ME.  Low gas prices are leading to layoffs and that is affecting our ability to […]

Let’s Get Real

Find out what happens when people stop trying to act perfect and start getting real

I’m not sure if “The Real World” from MTV is even on anymore, I believe I’ve moved out of the prime demographic for MTV.  Nonetheless, I’m reminded of the tagline from the show, “… Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.”  I would like to change that to, find […]

Voices of the Oilfield

voices

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]

He’s Gone

He'sGone

It was early March 2011. I don’t remember the exact date, as I wanted nothing more than to erase it from my mind forever. It was the day I tried so hard to stop. My husband was about to board an airplane that would take him south on an adventure with many unknowns. My heart […]

Learning to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Learning to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

I haven’t had many different jobs in my life, but I’ve always worked.  When my oilfield man took the job this past June, I’d been technically unemployed for 3 months.  I felt so guilty to not be contributing monetarily, though I was happy to finally be with my kids.  I thought being a stay-at-home mom […]

Job Loss

Job Loss

He said, “I don’t want you to lose your head about this, but I just got laid off.”  My mind was going in a million different directions.  He continued, “We aren’t going to cry about this because we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves.  I need you to be strong, we are going […]

My Oilfield Wish List

ON NOW

I usually preach on everything there is to appreciate about being employed in the Oilfield (or being married to the OF), but it’s not perfect. Not all of it is good.  I try NOT to dwell on the negatives of OF life, but here are 5 things that I would definitely change if I could. […]

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Today I had a moment. A moment with my vacuum. An enlightenment, if you will. Before you judge me or laugh at me, hear me out. This is about to get deep!  You see, I was cleaning my house like I do every day. That’s right. Every.single.day. I have a cat (not one of those […]

Hush, Hush

Hush Hush

My son was shunned at school today. Ok, so maybe that’s not ENTIRELY true. Maybe I’m being an over reactive mama bear, but he WAS shushed.  In front of the whole class.  For talking about something that is very much a part of our family life. It was the first day after Christmas vacation.  All […]