An Ungrateful Thanksgiving

I am having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. I have so much to complain about that it’s hard to feel thankful. Which might be because we’re not actually having a Thanksgiving meal. It’s hard to get in the mood when there’s no turkey and pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s because I’m meeting with […]

Faithfully

And lovin’ an oilman Ain’t always what it’s supposed to be Oh, girl, you stand by me I’m forever yours Faithfully My rough and tough Oilman was serenading me in a voicemail.  He took it upon himself to change some of the lyrics and he sang “Faithfully” to me.  I ate it up like it […]

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, […]

It’s Not Good Bye, It’s See Ya Later

  Over the past year I have shared my life, my experiences, my views, and my world as a working oilfield wife (OFW). I have expressed my thoughts on this crazy lifestyle, I have related my own role as a wife, and I have elaborated on my survival tricks as a mother, but today I am writing to say farwell. […]

Family Blues

One negative aspect about being an oilfield wife is the “Family Blues” – being away from family.  Not just being away from your husband/significant other (although that is another drawback, of course I miss my Hot Oil Man when he’s at work) but I mean being away from the rest of your family.  If you’ve […]

PRIORITIE$

What’s your most important thing? I mean, what is your highest priority?  Outside of God and family, what comes next?  I struggle with making big financial decisions sometimes. What’s more important – saving for the future, or living for today?   Should extra income go into retirement, or savings? Should every left over cent go […]

Simple Living

I haven’t always been about simple living. I’m guilty of being swept up in the more is more mindset; blogging, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter … social media in general mostly encourages the procuring of ‘stuff’, especially the trendiest things for yourself, your home, and your kids. So many pretty things out there, aren’t there? A sweep through […]

Are We Ready For A Second Baby?

  Are we ready for a second baby? Lately the looming question on everyone’s mind is when my husband and I having another baby. If you have read my bio than you know that I am the lucky Mama to only one sweet little adorable girl; however that sweet little princess is already almost four! […]

Third Trimester Essentials

I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve been loving as I settle into this third trimester of pregnancy. I mentioned it in my last post, but this pregnancy has been really different for me. I’m not sure I’m quite as tired as I was the first time around, but […]

Blissful DAYS OFF

    How do I love thee….. Let me count the ways! I am blessed. One of the most important things for me as a working oilfield wife  (OFW) is having a husband who stands behind me and supports the fact that I work outside of our home. In order for me to be successful […]