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They are wrong about me and you

They are wrong about me and you.

It feels like more than ever our country is divided on so many issues.  It is disagreements on everything from the Duggar family, Trayvon Martin, police brutality, 99%, 1%, liberals, conservatives, Christians, or gay marriage.  The biggest problem isn’t that we believe or see things differently; it is that we are making sweeping generalizations about […]

Oilfield Cafe: Hot Oil Man Approved Salsa


I love salsa. I love Love LOVE it. I think I could live off chips and salsa. Since we live in Alaska and there are no good, authentic Mexican restaurants up here, making a tasty salsa is up to me. I have made many salsas in the past. I usually just throw things is – […]

Cooking for the Masses

Cooking for the Masses #realoilfieldwives

Cooking and baking happens to be one of my favorite hobbies. Sure, it isn’t the best hobby for my waistline, but it has a way of calming me. I always try to pass my dishes along to neighbors, friends, or family members, but they always have something I seem to lack: self-control. So, I end […]

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her House

3 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Her House

In my time working at -and later managing- my father’s company, I learned a few things about plumbing.  I still hold a Plumbing Contractor’s License which is really the only credential I can flash at you…. and about the only thing you’d ever WANT to see me flash, but I digress. I worked in the […]

Having Him Home

Having Him Home #realoilfieldwives

What would it look like if Oilman was home more or all the time?  We still have no idea what will happen in the next few months.  He could get laid off, have a schedule change, or just keep working as-is (doubtful there).  The possibilities in front of us have made me wonder what having […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions


As an adult there are many decisions in life.  Too many.  How do you know what’s right? As a kid everything is so black and white, but as an adult decision making can be SO HARD. Sometimes there is no “right” – or there’s more than one right and you have to try and decide […]

Don’t Touch My Stuff!

Don't Touch My Stuff

Let’s take a minute or two to talk about something that we all [kind of/sort of] dread but don’t talk about: The Transition Home. I know. I know. We never ever think about our oilfield men coming home in a negative way. After all, we wait (and wait, and wait, and wait) for the time […]

I Can’t Mom Today

I Can't Mom Today

Dear Children- Sorry boys, I know I’m a crappy person, but I can’t mom today.  I simply can’t do it. Maybe it’s the PMS, maybe it’s the phase of the moon, maybe it’s that we are only halfway through daddy’s hitch, but today I couldn’t get it together to be the mother you both need […]

I am an ungrateful turd.

Ungrateful Turd

I felt like an ungrateful little turd recently as I sat down to write a letter. We decided to sponsor a child in Gunchire, Ethiopia and her name is Fesesu Hailu.  Fesesu is 10 years old and this sweet girl has lost both of her parents.  Help One Now is the organization that facilitates and […]

Summer To-Do List

Summer List

Summer is almost here. Which means long, lazy days of…..rushing around from activity to activity. Trying to cram in swimming lessons, vacation, summer sports, library reading program….etc. That can sure suck the fun right out of summer break. When did summer become so scheduled?  I recently read an article about having an “Unscheduled Summer”.  There […]

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