Start Living Your Life!

As an oilfield family, we’ve had our shares of hard times but by the grace of God, we’ve made it through them all. There have been rough patches when things looked bleak…but we never gave up because one thing I strongly believe is – if you don’t like how things are, change them! Take control […]

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 […]

It’s an Ordinary Life

It’s an ordinary life. Maybe not to someone outside the oilfield, but to us it’s normal. Regular. Uneventful. What some people think is strange, unusual, or interesting is just our everyday life. Our everyday, ordinary, regular, mundane life is two or more weeks with my Hot Oil Man gone, and then a week or two […]

25 Things Oilfield Wives [Never Thought They’d] Say

There are articles floating all around the internet focusing on topics like “15 Things Moms of Boys Say”, or “10 Things Moms of Girls Want You To Know.” Enter the oilfield wives. Have you ever said something to your oilfield man and then thought to yourself “…did I really just say that?!” Yes, yes you […]

I’m Not Ready for Him to Come Home Yet

Sometimes I’m not ready for my Hot Oil Man husband to come home. It’s not that I don’t miss him – because I do. I miss him every second that he’s gone. And it’s not that I don’t like having him here – because I love having him home. But sometimes I just don’t feel […]

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 […]

The Other Side of the Oilfield

It has been just over two months since my husband left the oilfield to take a job with the railroad. It seems much longer than that. Much longer. Have our lives really changed that much in 9 short weeks?! It seems so long ago. He’s kept in touch with his crew. We’ve worried about them, […]

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 […]

Dear Oilfield…

Dear Oilfield, A lot of people hate you.  You leave a bad taste in the mouth of the general public.  To your employees you can be unpredictable – there’s always your ups and downs to deal with. Booms followed by slow-downs. You bring a sense of uncertainty.  Environmentalists hate you in general and would like […]