Spending Time Together

Nothing makes me happier than setting time aside for my best friend and I to have an adventure together. No, I don’t mean sipping lattes with my best girlfriend and cruising the mall. I’m talking about time with my favorite person in the whole entire world -my oilfield man! Hitch after hitch, spending weeks apart […]

Tips For A More “HOMEY” Rig

My husband works a two on two off hitch, so in theory he spends just as much time in his trailer at work as he does at our own home. My oilfield man (OFM) cooks, sleeps, works on his computer, and sometimes on occasion even catches a football game all from a lovely little tin […]

I Love Being An Oilfield Wife BECAUSE……

  All too often I think I dwell more on the bad and sometimes forget about all the good that comes along with being an oilfield wife (OFW). If my husband were to hear me say this he would say “Honey, you’re a woman!” and give me that playful grin, but seriously sometimes I forget […]

On Being a Roadtripping ROW

I’m used to driving. I went to college about 4 hours north of where my family lived at the time, so once a month or so, I’d make the drive south to see my parents and sisters. I always looked forward to the drive — I could think, if I wanted to, or not think. […]

5 Free Fixes for the Mid-Hitch Blues

I’m finally sitting down to write this post — 3 days later than I intended — and tonight was a difficult night. It started well: I threw together some Crock Pot Teriyaki pork chops for the little one and myself. Our little bird ate an entire pork chop, then asked for more! She cleared her […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 4 of 4}

So, we’ve come to the end of our series. (“Finally!” some of you are thinking.) But today, I don’t want to talk to you about money, or boring paperwork, or maintenance. Today, I want to put the focus on something that tugs on your heartstrings, that sometimes makes you wonder if this life is the […]

12 Sure Signs That Your Husband’s Hitch Is Almost Over

Sure Signs That Your Husband’s Hitch Is Almost Over He texts you a countdown every morning. 5 more days, 4 more days, 3 more days… Your response to every text from him says either, “HURRY! The kids are driving me CRAZY!” or “HURRY! I don’t know how much longer I can do this!” Your legs […]

The Great Pinterest Roundup {Friendsgiving}

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away, and I think it goes without saying that all of us have so much to be thankful for. Our husbands work hard to make sure we have all we need (and want!), but they can’t always be home for the holidays. It’s a sad, but true, […]

Keep Calm and Pray for Days Off

So, this past weekend I posted this on our Facebook page: And I was kidding. ONLY NOT REALLY. Why does all the bad shit have to happen when the husband is at work and hundreds of miles away? The day after he left for work, we got dumped on. Like, really dumped on with a […]