It’s Not Good Bye, It’s See Ya Later

  Over the past year I have shared my life, my experiences, my views, and my world as a working oilfield wife (OFW). I have expressed my thoughts on this crazy lifestyle, I have related my own role as a wife, and I have elaborated on my survival tricks as a mother, but today I am writing to say farwell. […]

My Oilfield Anniversary

My Hot Oil Man and I celebrated our 11th anniversary a few days ago.  That marks our wedding anniversary AND my anniversary as an Oilfield Wife. My husband starting working in the oilfield a few months before we got married.  From the beginning it was a different lifestyle than a lot of our friends.  Back […]

Always Going

  Last night my oilfield man (OFM) called for our usual post-safety meeting, pre-dinner evening chat. We have been doing Face Time more and more and our daughter absolutely loves it! As silly as it sounds, it really does feel like we are all gathered around the table laughing and talking or sitting on the […]

Yearly Recap {2013}

I saw this yearly recap on Rage Against the Minivan and decided to play along, too. 1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? 2013 was a pretty tame year for me. We took in our second little foster daughter, loved on her for eight months, and then she reunified with […]

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. […]

Favorite Football Foods- SCORE!

If your oilfield man is anything like mine we live, eat, sleep, and breathe football in our home from August to February. Living in Colorado, we obviously bleed blue and orange, but on Saturdays we are a household full of Peanut Heads!  Football, in a way, brings our little oilfield family together; everyone has their […]

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 […]

Anyone have an Oilfield Dictionary I Could Borrow?

Hubby has officially been a roughneck for three months now and I am only slightly closer to understanding what he does than I was back in October. It’s not that he hasn’t tried to educate me, it’s just that there is so much to learn. I’m from North Carolina where the oil and gas industry […]

What is a Roughneck?

“What is a roughneck?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question over the past 8 years. “My husband is a driller on an oil rig,” I reply. “Ohhhhhh …” Then, a blank stare. “Have you ever seen Armageddon?” I ask. “YEAH!” Lightbulb. Usually, I just leave it at that. Only those […]