Make a Difference This Christmas

I think many people want to help others, but they often don’t know how.  I have heard people say that they want to fill the needs in our communities, but they don’t have any idea what they are.  If we stop for a second and look around us, we can see it.  The hardest thing […]

Pity Party

If you are wondering why I’m wearing pajama bottoms at 4:27 in the afternoon, it is because I’m hosting my own pity party.  You are invited to come and join in the sadness if you want.  I feel it is important to disclose you should tread lightly as my patience has worn thin and I’m […]

Keeping Things Sexy, Even When We’re Apart

I’m standing in front of the mirror topless trying to take a sexy picture to send to my husband.  I say “trying” because I’m taking a multitude of pictures and not happy with any of them.  As I’m scrolling through photos I see something I have never noticed before.  When on earth did my breasts […]

Oilfield Worker Appreciation Day

I declare today, Oilfield Worker Appreciation Day.  Write this day down.  It’s a new thing and we are going to start it.  #OilfieldWorkerAppreciation is happening on this very day folks. Have you ever looked to see all the “special” days we have in the US?  We celebrate all kinds of important things in this beautiful […]

Those Damn Expectations

It is those damn expectations, they get me every time. Part of how I have kept myself sane being an oilfield wife is adjusting my expectations.  I had to learn early on that things change in the oilfield quickly.  There is nothing like planning on spending time with my husband and counting down the days […]

They Will Never Understand

“I spoke to Oilman yesterday morning,” the friend said, “he sounded really tired.”  The friend was genuinely surprised that he sounded exhausted and beat down.  I might have given that person an exaggerated eye roll. I feel like a parent who has told their child something A MILLION TIMES ALREADY!  I get exasperated when people […]

Our New Normal

The truth hit me while in the middle of the cereal aisle at the grocery store.  I’m not sure why the realization that my husband was coming home for an unknown period of time hit me there, but it did.  We’ve been affected by the low oil prices just like many other oilfield families out […]

Goodbye Job, Hello Uncertainty!

Two weeks ago, Oilman pumped the last stage on the last Eagle Ford completion for a client.  We knew what was coming.  We got the dreaded phone call this week.  Oilman is without work, for now. I’ve been trying to process my thoughts and feelings on the whole thing.  We have been preparing for this […]

For the Love Review + Giveaway

“Thank you, Maxi Dresses, for helping me appear dressed up, as though I really made an effort, but making me feel as if I’m wearing a nightgown in public.  You are basically crotchless yoga pants, and I salute you.” –excerpt from “For the Love” By Jen Hatmaker I feel like nothing would better prepare you […]

What You Need to Know (and your oilfield husband won’t tell you)

I was ready to go to bat for each of you, fellow oilfield wives.  I had the hard-hitting questions ready and was eager to enlighten all of you with my new found information.  With not a hint of playfulness, I sat down with my husband and started asking him the questions we all want to […]