Links to Start Your Week

Happy Monday! The internet is a huuuuuuuge place, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught myself saying, “I can’t believe I missed that!” or “I can’t believe I’ve never seen so-and-so’s blog before!” So, to kick start your week, I wanted to share some of the links I collected over the weekend. […]

A Simple Fall Bucket List

Here I go again with this autumn ‘stuff.’ There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl’s favorite season; maybe it’s true! But it really is the most wonderful time of the year, to me. The crunch of the leaves under my feet, the perfect temperatures, and all […]

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 […]

A Weekend in Photos

Whether Tim is on hitch or on days off, our days are always busy. Granted, they’re a little bit busier when he’s home, but even when our days are chock full of tasks, I love having him home. We cook and enjoy wonderful dinners, take long walks through the neighborhood, and always, always enjoy a […]

I Miss Daddy!

  When Hubby started in the oilfield last year, our daughter wasn’t really phased by his absence. I’m not sure if she just didn’t notice it or if she was just used to Daddy being gone whenever the Army dragged him away. That has all changed with the last couple of months. The last two times […]

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 […]

Don’t Make Me Call Your Father!

If you’re an oilfield wife with kids, I’m almost certain you’ve had to resort to ‘Daddy threats’. Why are kids so fearful of their father’s wrath? Especially when daddy is out in the field? I mean, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked…..told…. screamed at my kids to do their homework….take out the trash…..feed […]

How *Do* You Do It?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me ‘how do you do it?’, I’d be a very rich woman, retired in Fiji with a cabana boy serving me endless drinks while my husband relaxed and my children splashed in the waves…….not that I’ve ever planned anything like that out….I’m just sayin’. What […]