Summer To-Do List

Summer is almost here. Which means long, lazy days of…..rushing around from activity to activity. Trying to cram in swimming lessons, vacation, summer sports, library reading program….etc. That can sure suck the fun right out of summer break. When did summer become so scheduled?  I recently read an article about having an “Unscheduled Summer”.  There […]

You Should Have Known

You should’ve known what you were getting into when you married an oilfield man.  This seems to be a popular sentiment with oilfield wives.  It is a response to other women’s cries of difficulty and frustration at times over this lifestyle.  In fact, it has become so popular of a comment that both Ashley and […]

I think I’m losing my mind

I don’t know which straw actually broke the camel’s back, but it’s finally happened. I have lost my mind. It’s gone. I don’t know if it’s from the pressures of being an Oilfield wife, or a home-school mom, or just being in my mid-thirties that caused it. I’ve passed forgetful, I’m beyond scatterbrained, I’ve reached […]

When My Oil Man is Away

The oilfield life is a unique way of life. We sacrifice family time – to get more family time. Our men work away from home for weeks or months at a time, so that they can have weeks and months at home. The way of life that we have chosen comes with its own particular […]

An open letter to those who work at nail salons

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Who Work At Nail Salons: First off, I want to say thank you.  You massage my hands, arms, legs, and feet.  You make my nails look pretty.  Every time I look down at my pretty nails, it makes me happy.   Thank you for all of the prettiness and happiness. I don’t […]

What I Hate About Being an Oilfield Wife

Being an Oilfield Wife is a Love/Hate relationship. There’s certain aspects that I love, and there’s also parts I hate. There’s also things I love to hate, and things I hate to love……or something like that. Anyway, here’s a list of a few of the things I HATE about being an Oilfield Wife: 1. Pity […]

Oilfield Life in 2015

The last couple of hitches had been rough for me.  I was hesitant to share it because there are so many oilfield families looking for work.  I knew that people would think that I should be grateful my husband has a job.  I am grateful, but that doesn’t mean that my life is perfect.  Being […]

Sleepless Nights

One of the very worst things about being an oilfield wife are the sleepless nights. Of course we all sleep better with our men by our sides, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about.  I do miss my husband while he’s gone, but I’m not referring sleeplessness due to missing his companionship. I have […]

Little Things Matter

It was her husband’s dying wish to get the house sold.  That was why I sat and talked with a woman whose husband was dying of cancer in the other room.  One of the things they had talked about as his health turned south was his desire for her to be free from the responsibilities […]

Have Some Respect

I might make some enemies by talking about this – and I don’t care. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including me…I’m tired of seeing people out in public in their pajamas! Or their dirty sweats. “Casual” has been taken to a whole new level, a level of inappropriate. I don’t believe that women […]