Time Keeps on Ticking

It’s a new year! 2015 has blown by, and now it’s 2016. I believe that time goes by quicker and quicker as we get older. It seems impossible that I’ll be 37 next month. Didn’t I just graduate from high school?  Wasn’t my 21st birthday last week?  My husband and I have been together 15 […]

Puzzle Pieces

You know how each family member has their “place” so to say? Each one carries their own set of values, skills, ideals, and purpose? I’m not referring to the kind of “place” like “women in the kitchen” type thing, heavens no, not at all. Simply the kind of place where someone simply fits. We had […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, fellow oilfield wives! I know this year was difficult for many oilfield wives and oilfield families. I’m hoping and praying things will pick back up and are better for everyone in 2016.  I pray the employed will stay employed, and that jobs will become available for the unemployed. But […]

Love and Christmas

I have always loved Christmas.  As I child, I would start waking my parents up at 3 AM to see if it was time to see what  Santa had brought.  They would finally give in about 4:30 or 5 AM.  Still to this day, the Christmas season makes me incredibly happy. As of this moment, […]

Bah Humbug, I’m the Christmas Grinch!

I am such a Grinch this year. I cannot seem to find my Christmas Spirit anywhere! I LOVE Christmas. Well, I usually do –  but this year I’m very indifferent. I’m feeling blah.  I feel like I’m just going through the motions for the sake of my kids. I usually start getting excited the week […]

Unwinding

It is no surprise that oilfield wives get stressed. Often. I mean, just thinking about all of the things we need to tackle, usually solo, is enough to drive even the sanest of women over the edge we were barely on anyway. Right?! It took me a while to figure out what I needed to […]

Brutiful

I looked at the test waiting for results.  The words flashed up on the screen, “NOT PREGNANT”.  Sigh.  I knew then that our second fertility treatment (a medicated IUI) had not been successful.  Our first fertility treatment had ended in miscarriage.  I started to cry.  Why does getting pregnant have to be so hard for […]

Oilfield Holidays

My Hot Oil Man will be gone for Christmas. That’s nothing new. Some years he’s here, and some years he’s not. It doesn’t even bother me. We will celebrate when he gets home a few days after Christmas and that’s fine by me. In the past we’ve celebrated early, we’ve celebrated late… we celebrate whenever […]

An Ungrateful Thanksgiving

I am having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. I have so much to complain about that it’s hard to feel thankful. Which might be because we’re not actually having a Thanksgiving meal. It’s hard to get in the mood when there’s no turkey and pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s because I’m meeting with […]

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 […]