I’m not perfect

I have a problem. One thing in particular that I struggle with all too often is that I’m not perfect. Not that I think  I’m actually able to attain perfection, I just hate falling short of my own expectations. I like to feel capable, and most of the time I  do keep it all together […]

A Spooky Visitor

Oh, the joys of being an oilfield family living in Alaska. I have been a little jumpy lately. The first few days after my husband leaves I’m always on high alert  – until I settle back into my “single parent” routine. While he’s gone, noises wake me up during the night and I feel the […]

12 things I love about Alaska

I love being a Northern Oilfield Wife in Alaska. Part of my soul belongs here. Whether we stay here forever is yet to be seen, but even of we leave someday, part of my heart will stay here. Here’s 12 things I LOVE about ALASKA:  The air. I NEVER get tired of the smell here. […]

Being an Alaskan Wife

Along with being an Oilfield Wife I am also an Alaskan Wife, or what I like to refer to as a NOW (Northern Oilfield Wife).  In some ways, Alaska is just like everywhere else. We live in a normal house – not a cabin in the woods without indoor plumbing (although there are plenty of […]

My (Ever-Changing) Top Ten Favorite Things

  This is my version of Oprah’s favorite things – a list of new products, home remedies, and wonderful goodies that every ROW should know about. (Please comment about your favorite things!! I’ll do this on a semi-regular basis and I’d love to use your ideas on the next post.) 10. Muller Yogurt. This is my […]

Faith, Family, and the Last Frontier

The oilfield is a major component of our lives, right after our faith and our family. Not only has it helped shape who we are, but it has also brought us to where we are. My husband (who I refer to as my Hot Oil Man) started in the OF by driving a water truck for a service company in Northern CO a few months […]