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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pinterest Roundup- Fabulously Fall Edition

First, thank you so much to everyone who read and commented on my post last week. At the moment I have nothing new to report. My husband will be home this weekend and we will figure out how to proceed next with the goal being an oilfield position that let’s us be together as a […]

Memorial Day Gratitude

  Happy Memorial Day! Today is a great day to talk about gratitude. Obviously, we are grateful today for the sacrifices made by our service men and women, especially since it seems like a great many of our oilfield men, my own husband included, are veterans themselves. While we are focused on our gratitude for the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, folks! Hope you’re all out there wearing your green today! Our family celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this past weekend. We’ve been staying with my in laws while I do therapy for my elbow and they volunteer with the local library to help put on an Irish music and storytelling festival which […]

Preschool Party Idea

  This year for my three year olds Valentine’s Day Preschool party I needed something quick, easy, and healthy since Daddy is out of town on his hitch! I decided for my preschooler this year I was going to skip the packaged sugar cookies and bypass the temptation of festive mini candy treats, and instead get creative with “yogurt […]