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 […]

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 […]

Yearly Emotions

The start of a new year can bring many different emotions. You might feel thankfulness for another year spent with loved ones, or regret over failures or ruined relationships.  Some people feel the anticipation of a new beginning.  Others are relieved to leave a season of struggle or loss behind. You might reflect and enjoy […]

I’m not perfect

I have a problem. One thing in particular that I struggle with all too often is that I’m not perfect. Not that I think  I’m actually able to attain perfection, I just hate falling short of my own expectations. I like to feel capable, and most of the time I  do keep it all together […]

Away for the Holidays

I am an Oilfield wife, and my Hot Oil Man of a husband works on the North Slope in Alaska, therefore we live about 3,000 miles away from most of our friends and all of our family. Although we miss them like crazy, there are a few benefits to not being too close. For example, […]

The Real Reasons I Need Him

I’m not- how would you say- a girly girl.  When I met my husband in a bar for the first time, I grilled him over some of the finer points of backhoe operation because I knew a lot of guys who said they could run one but had no clue.  (He DID have a clue, […]

Get Prepared

I think each one of us is watching oil prices as they dip lower.  The average American is excited about the low price at the pump.  Oilfield families know that low prices at the pump could mean job loss.  What scares me even more is that if the oilfield slows down, the US economy will […]

Oilfield Thankfulness

Something to be thankful for… I am thankful for this wonderful, crazy, stressful, exciting Oilfield Life. It has its ups and downs, but overall the oilfield has provided my family with a great life. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m going to list some things that I am thankful for. 1. I’m thankful for my […]

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 […]

Blended Families and 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 […]