“Blue-Collar” Blessings

I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve had people make a big deal out of the fact that my husband doesn’t have a college degree. Almost always I hear, “What if something happens? What if he gets injured? Or fired?” When I was in graduate school, disclosure of this fact often earned […]

Snail Mail: Send A Little Love

The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my family and I moved from northern New Jersey, to Indiana. Even though I grew up moving a lot, this was the first move that was really hard on me. I was growing deep roots in the Garden State, and I was quite certain that I […]

“It’s Better When We’re Together”

(Double points for anyone who realized the title is from a Jack Johnson song!) It is very hard for me to believe that at the end of this month, Hubby and I will have been married for 5 years. In those five years, I would wager we have actually spent about three together. With all […]

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 […]

13 Reasons Why I Love My Oilfield Man

Thirteen years ago, in a little chapel in Las Vegas, there was a young couple saying their “I dos” in front of a a man by the name of George Cottonwood, with no one else around other than a guy with a camera. They posed for the obligatory photos included in their wedding package, then […]

T-minus 8 Hours and Cleaning

After a long week alone, I wake up and realize today’s the day, and my husband will be home in about 8 hours. As I lie in bed and think about all the things that need to be done before he gets home, I curse myself for putting so many things off until the last […]