Oilfield Cafe – Oreo Layer Pie

“Chocolate Lasagna”, “No Bake Layer Cake”….there are many names for this dessert.  And there are about as many different varieties as there are names. (You can’t really go wrong with any dessert that is layers of Oreos, pudding and cream cheese).  I like this one because it’s sooooo incredibly quick and easy, and it requires […]

My Girls

There is nothing like spending quality time with my husband. There is no doubt that him being away on hitches truly helps us appreciate our time together so much more! Sometimes it is hard to reconnect after 15 days away from one another. Other times we reconnect like we haven’t missed a beat! Either way, […]

Leaving Again

I thought I had this thing down to a science. “All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go” We have our little ritual in place. “I’m standing here outside your door” Everyone knows their job. “Cause I’m Leeeeaaaavin’ on a jet plaaaannee, Don’t know when I’ll be back again” We know we’ll be sad […]

My True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]

My Oilfield Wish List

I usually preach on everything there is to appreciate about being employed in the Oilfield (or being married to the OF), but it’s not perfect. Not all of it is good.  I try NOT to dwell on the negatives of OF life, but here are 5 things that I would definitely change if I could. […]

Oilfield Whiplash

I’m a planner. I tend to be on the extreme side of organized, and I like to know what is going on when, where, and how. I also like things to go off without any hitches (no pun intended). Hence, my frustration with the ‘oilfield unknown’. It freaks me out and disrupts my otherwise perfect […]

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, […]