OilfieldTrashTalk

I had a new experience the other day. I overheard a conversation of people bashing on the oilfield. This is the first time I have experienced any sort of prejudice about the OF in my 10 years of being a ROW.   I had taken my kids to Carl’s Jr for dinner…..I’m not a big fan of […]

7 Rules for Healthy Oilfield Relationships

Being an Oilfield wife is not easy. It can be stressful dealing with the difficult schedules of our Oilfield Men.  The following are 7 rules that I believe are necessary to maintain a good relationship while dealing with the pressures of an oilfield marriage. 1. Do not resent your husband for leaving.  Ever.  It is not easy […]

Fall back into School

  I love Fall.  Although most of you in the lower 48 probably have another month or two left of summer, those of us up here in the north are saying good-bye to summer and getting ready for Fall.  I like all the seasons, but Fall is my favorite.   It’s is the most exciting […]

My (Ever-Changing) Top Ten Favorite Things

  This is my version of Oprah’s favorite things – a list of new products, home remedies, and wonderful goodies that every ROW should know about. (Please comment about your favorite things!! I’ll do this on a semi-regular basis and I’d love to use your ideas on the next post.) 10. Muller Yogurt. This is my […]

Faith, Family, and the Last Frontier

The oilfield is a major component of our lives, right after our faith and our family. Not only has it helped shape who we are, but it has also brought us to where we are. My husband (who I refer to as my Hot Oil Man) started in the OF by driving a water truck for a service company in Northern CO a few months […]