Don’t Pet the Polar Bears

I don’t know much about Alaska.  Ok, that’s an understatement.  I know people go there to hunt, fish and take cruises where you see whales and shit.  I know the Aurora Borealis happens there, that I want to see it, but have no idea what time of year it happens (FYI, winter). The “reality show” […]

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 […]

Just Waiting On Baby…

I’d hoped that today’s post was going to be dedicated to telling you that our new baby girl had finally arrived. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As anyone who has ever waiting on a new baby to arrive into the world knows, new babies do not care a thing for our plans and schedules […]

The Best Example of Self Sufficient is an Oilfield Wife

  As many of you know I was a little MIA last week! In addition to wearing the hat of a working mommy and oilfield wife (OFW), I was also a Power Of Attorney last week for my oilfield man (OFM). The time restraints and unknown schedule of this lifestyle always makes any big life events […]

Oilfield Camper Life: A Man’s Perspective

If you read my last post you will remember that I had been told that I had fractured my elbow. Thankfully, after two trips to the orthopedist they found that it was in fact not fractured. Unfortunately, it still hurts a great deal and I will soon be starting physical therapy to regain my range […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

Do You “SPOIL” Your OFM On His Days Off?

  Recently I caught myself completely absorbed into a social media thread that posed the question “How Do You Spoil Your OFM When He Is Home.” I was literally in shock and amazement from some of the response. Yes, no joke, some made me laugh out loud and yet other responses made me feel like […]

A Post About Love

Sometimes I think I’m a pretty strange person. Maybe I don’t even think it … I know it. (In college, a classmate actually asked one of my best friends why she was friends with me.) So, when I think about my husband Tim, I know just how fortunate I am to have not only found someone who gets me, […]

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. […]

Wrangling the Roughneck Rumor Mill

Workplace rumors can be incredibly destructive. It doesn’t really matter what the rumors are about — management, company operations, other employees, layoffs — they generally spread quickly. And let’s face it, oilfield men can be just as bad as oilfield wives when it comes to spreading juicy tidbits that may or may not be true. […]