To Move or Not to Move

My friend’s husband was murdered on Tuesday. He was shot in the back by a fellow police officer during an argument and we still don’t know what the argument was about.  He left behind his wife, three children under 11, and one on the way. This happened about four days into my husband’s R&R after […]

Little Things Matter

It was her husband’s dying wish to get the house sold.  That was why I sat and talked with a woman whose husband was dying of cancer in the other room.  One of the things they had talked about as his health turned south was his desire for her to be free from the responsibilities […]

The Candid Oilfield Wife {Part 2}: The Arrival

Recently, I wrote about the feelings and thoughts I experience during the 14-day countdown to Oilfield Man’s departure. I was hesitant to do so, as I know my OFM will be reading this, and sometimes I prefer to keep my thoughts to myself. Not this time! This is something we share as Oilfield Wives and […]

Taking a Sick Day

I just love that commercial on TV where someone knocks on the door, leans in with their runny Rudolf nose and says “Bob, I’m sorry, but I need to take a sick day tomorrow” and the camera cuts to Bob who is an adorable toddler looking at their parent like the parent has lost their […]

…but she is fat

I was having a conversation with my mother, it went something like this: “I ran into my old friend at the convention,” my mom continues, “she said her daughter is doing well, but she weighs (insert weight that many beautiful woman weigh here) and is a bigger girl.” I was horrified.  Why on earth did […]

The Candid Oilfield Wife (Part 1): The Departure

Over the past 4 years of my Oilfield Wife status several people have approached me and asked me how I deal with my husband being home and away for 14 days at a time. Essentially, he’s away for 6 months, or half a year, or…however you choose to look at it. Anyway, there are certain […]

The Secret Lives of Oilfield Wives

I’m going to take a moment and clear up a few things.  A question that every single oilfield wife gets is, “what on earth to you DO when your husband is away for weeks at a time?”  There are some misconceptions about the trouble we are getting into while our men are away.  Today, I […]

Hey Jealousy

Jealousy is an ugly feeling. It certainly isn’t a character trait I seek to possess. It creeps in every now and then, and I’m reminded of the sacrifices and differences of our oilfield family. You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but then again, is this something one should ever be used to? […]

Warning: Low Love Tank

Oilman won’t let me forget it.  When we first started dating I got angry and threw a lime at his face.  It was a wedge of lime from my bottle of Dos Equis.  Don’t worry, I was the worst player on my softball team as a child and no one was harmed in the lime […]

7 Sinfully Sexy Things About Oilfield Men

It was bound to happen. Yep. I’m about to bring it ‘there’. With the toxic combination of Valentine’s Day and the release of 50 Shades of Grey, I have one thing on my mind. The sheer sexiness of my oilfield man. Three words come to mind. “Drill, baby, drill.” While all of us oilfield wives […]