Category: The Busy Mama

Blake books The Christensen Brothers. (Radio Play)

Blake books The Christensen Brothers. (Radio Play)

This is Blake’s first performance as a character in a radio play. Blake is an inspiring creative media artist and live in LA with his parents and brothers. He loves to dance , write, and act. He is currently a junior at Arkansas University pursuing Read More…

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hats off to Tina Manley

Hi Busy Mama Reader, This is a pic that I must share. This is the food storage room of one, Tina Manely. She is part of the same canning group, Rebel Canners on FB. My first response when I saw her picture was WOW and Read More…

Lockdown Days ???

Lockdown Days ???

Hi there… Not that much to share with the family, doing school at home was what we did before so that wasn’t a change for us. The hardest days were when it rained pretty much all day for a month minus 2-3 days. I like the rain but no break ? First break that we had, Blake joined me out in the garden to see how things were looking at they all looked pretty good, lots of green, lots of weeds. It will take us probably two or three weeks to get the garden really nice. Kyle and I completed a large number of puzzles, Aiden continued with what he does, and Adam found interesting ways of presenting himself on Zoom in his college classes.

On the Lockdown, disappointing sigh, ,too many people have been sleeping to really what is happening. Hey, WAKE THE F- UP! ” Sorry don’t buy it. Not saying that there wasn’t a virus, there was and it comes every winter season. And yes it was contagious, some say highly contagious but think about it – it is effecting the poor health of so many with the continuing use of pharma medicinals. Pharma knows it but humans are their cash cows until we are broke and /or dead.

The media’s fear porn or I will say hype to create fear among the general population was the bell that actually got those that didn’t trust them already to asking questions.

I am going to cut this off here for now.. except to say that there are others coming to this conclusion. I will create another post and put everything there because all the info will take time and you know what? It’s a beautiful sunny day out there and the birds are calling me to join them. TTYL friends! The Busy Mama

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Bates Method to Improving Your Vision

Glasses make your eyes lazy, and the longer you have them and use them you will need stronger glasses. Vision is never addresses by exercising your ocular muscles or what you put into your body for nutrition and it should be.

Homemade Plum Jam made with …

Homemade Plum Jam made with …

You thought I would write love, huh? too corny.. made with fun maybe. Homemade Plum Jam made with organic plums, organic sugar, and no pectin. Sure was good, I kept some for us and gave jars away.

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why Did I Get Up At 7am on August 29th ?

Why did I get up at 7am on August 29th? I got up at 7am to read my power meter at the same time as the meter reader, and confirm it with a picture. I don’t know how other utilities read their customers meters but with mine, they prefer to estimate or read it from afar and this leaves a huge room for error and a much larger power bill. Knowing how to read your own meter and to verify the meter reading is correct is an important thing to practice and do.

Yes, I would rather sleep in…

Yes, I would rather sleep in, but other than installing a smart meter there is no other option. Smart meters are a bad alternative and very dangerous if they malfunction. I never gave it much thought that the read would be anything but correct until last September when we received a power bill that could legally be considered obscene. It was then I learned about the meter person’s alternatives to get a meter read by estimating and reading the meter from the neighbor’s yard.

Last September;s bill was 3x larger than the cycle before and it just didn’t make sense. While our use goes up, only two big changes occurred more water in the pool and the ac would be used but still not enough to justify have a bill that was thousands of dollars. The only theory we had was that the read of the prior bill and ones before that were mostly estimates. It was such a mess, a big lesson learned verify your meter readings.

Do you read your power meter? You should, here is how.

It is really easy to read your meter. Here is a link with simple steps on how.
How to Correctly Read Your Power Meter
If you have a different meter, the internet has other directions on other meters.

Can you read this meter?

Why did I get up at 7am on August 29th, ladwp customer meter
What do you think the number is? If you read 08032, you are right. The far left hand is not quite yet on the 1 so it is a 0, the rest of the numbers are clear, 8,0,3, and 2.

Until next time! The Busy Mama

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A FYI to All Other Moms

A FYI to All Other Moms Research for yourself, dig, you will be shocked at what you find.. the truth is getting out.

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

canned potato jars

Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out!

The canner was so big that I put it in the cabinet and left it there. Three years ago I watched a video on pressure canning and I liked the idea so much that I bought canner online right away. While I waited for its arrival, I thought of everything that I could can. I thought of how would save us money and we would have no reason to eat out. The day came and the canner arrived, my excitement came to a pause, the canner was big. It was big and intimidating so I put in the cabinet.

Fast forward to today after three years of watching more canning videos , I decided that it was time. First project potatoes and I followed Linda’s video on Linda’s Pantry. It was all so easy and the potatoes came out great! I can not wait to can again. We should’ve learned this skill in school in place of pe!

So, Don’t let it’s Size Freak You Out! Until later thanks for coming!
The Busy Mama

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First Pics of The Busy Mama Garden 2019

First Pics of The Busy Mama Garden 2019

After all those weeks of rain with only a day here and there to clean things up before the next downpour, my family finally got the opportunity to spend three hours on a sunny day in the garden. Here are a few pics that I Read More…

Adam and I went to an ELO Concert with Jeff Lynne

Adam and I went to an ELO Concert with Jeff Lynne

Adam is our only kid that ended up my concert gene. 🙂 He and I have gone to some great concerts together, Paul McCartney , Gwen Stefani, Muse, Chicago, Steve Miller, Van Halen, Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr and Company, Richard Marx Billy Joel, and more. Tonight we went to and ELO concert at the forum which included Jeff Lynne. Lynne had not performed in over 35 years and the time off didn’t hurt him, the concert was fabulous and so much fun. The Forum is a great place to spend your evening listening to music, great acoustics.

Note: Concert Happened after a nonstop summer, I would have liked to sleep the weekend but I also wasn’t going to miss the concert.