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 […]

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 […]

Make a Difference This Christmas

I think many people want to help others, but they often don’t know how.  I have heard people say that they want to fill the needs in our communities, but they don’t have any idea what they are.  If we stop for a second and look around us, we can see it.  The hardest thing […]

Merry Magic

It is that time of year again. The time when holiday magic is so thick in the air you can practically bottle it and save it for the bad days. As a ‘newer’ parent, I have a new found appreciation for how hard my parents worked to make that magic happen. I want everything to […]

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, […]

The Day After Christmas FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES

The day after any holiday in our household means one thing, LEFT OVERS! This year, as part of our celebration for my oilfield man’s (OFM) first Christmas at home, we hosted Christmas Day Dinner.  I prepared the usual green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, pickled cucumbers, hominy and green chili bake, veggies, rolls and […]

An Extraordinarily Ordinary Christmas

I have work to do. Unfinished blog post drafts. Christmas presents to wrap. Christmas presents to buy. I’ve hardly blogged at all this month, and I actually went 48 hours without posting a picture to Instagram. I don’t care to admit how many emails I need to send … reply to … And you know […]

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

My top ten favorite Chirstmasy things…. 1) Christmas Cards I love sending and receiving cards.  I know with Facebook and all the online communication there is these days that many people don’t do cards at all, and that’s OK.  Email newsletters have become the norm for some. But I still mail out cards the old […]