Disconnected

It happened from both sides, the disconnection from others once we settled into oilfield life.  At some point I looked up and realized that we didn’t have as many friends as we used to.  We didn’t get the plethora of invites to holiday parties like we once did in our pre-oilfield days.  Sometimes I feel […]

Haters [gonna] Hate

“If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, Threatening the life it belongs to And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to” -Anna Nalick, Breathe (2 […]

Oilfield Parenting… What the heck am I doing?

Oilfield parenting is different than other parenting. It’s sort of like single parenting… but not. Other times it’s sort of like parenting with two stay-at-home parents… but not. It’s in a class of it’s own. Sometimes I feel on top of my game and I really think I have an idea of what’s going on […]

Dear 2016

Dear 2016, Might I ask you a favor?  Well, I’m going to go ahead and ask for it anyway whether you like it or not.  It is actually going to be several favors, some more important than others. Can we have some stability in oil and gas right now?  I would love for oil prices […]

New Year, Old Me

Anyone that knows me in person knows that I loathe New Years. This year I think I’ve finally realized why. Besides the basics (Christmas is over, the magic is over, the pretty lights come down, etc.), it is a reminder that, once again, another year is gone and I’m still the same ol’ me. I […]

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 […]

Make-Ahead and Freezer-Friendly Meals

We make a lot of meals ahead of time in our house.  Oilman makes big batches for hitches.  I typically will make a meal and freeze leftovers in individual containers because I’m cooking for one while he is away.  Freezing allows me to not have to eat leftovers every single day for a solid week. […]

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, […]