Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

First food bank 2019

Its a new year and I’m ready to get started moving forward again.   I’m just unsure how to go forward.  Life changes so very fast these days and I have … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · 19 Comments

Dairy Queen rip off caution

These days the sneaky ways we are being fooled is getting worse and worse.  We must be constantly aware of dishonesty in advertising.  Dairy Queen is pretty slick at ripping … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 29 Comments

Happy New Year everyone!

Lilli asked me a question that I’ve been asking myself lately. I am hoping for a better year. My new question is simply how do we survive? When you are … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 44 Comments

Happy holiday

I’m still not feeling completely well but I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday.  I found a movie I plan to watch today while I rest.  I haven’t seen … Continue reading

December 25, 2018 · 19 Comments

Strange dreams

I believe I’ll survive this recent bought with chronic fatigue.  I am up and moving around the house for a little while but still resting most of the time.  Sometimes … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 9 Comments

New camera

Thanks to the reader called “Eckster” I have a working camera again.  Although not exactly the same camera they are close enough that I could use it without any technology … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

Black ice update

A quick post to say my daughter has had her last surgery.  The bars are removed and a metal plate was inserted.  She now has a temporary soft cast until … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 13 Comments

Dangerous black ice

My daughter took a bad fall on black ice a few days ago.  Her leg is broken in four places just above her ankle.  I’ve been back and forth between … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 16 Comments

No more rusting canning jar rings

This morning as I waited for my pressure canner to cool so I could remove the jars of freshly canned sweet potatoes I decided to get on the internet for … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 9 Comments

Do I move on

*** This is the second post I had written before the power outage. No venting today.  Life is never easy but I’m much better off than lots of other people.  Everytime … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 24 Comments

Happy holiday

I hope everyone has a great day filled with lots of good food.   This is one of the posts I wrote before the ice storm power outage a few days … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 13 Comments

Power out again

Dang!  Dang!  Dang!  I can’t seem to catch a break with the power these days.  Does anyone know how to get rid of bad ju-ju?  I need a break from … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 17 Comments

Winter cover ups

This is the post intended to be published two weeks ago before my power outage. I bought bubble wrap from Dollar Tree and covered both of the air conditioners really … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Power outage

Last weekend I was setting at the computer after I had just finished typing a post but hadn’t proofread it yet.  I decided to take a  break before proofreading.  I … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Choosing a heat source

We’ve had night time temperatures in the 40s for the last few days.  My neighbors and family have turned on their furnaces.  I haven’t yet and I’m determined to not … Continue reading

October 20, 2018 · 30 Comments

Still got STUFF

While Ladybug was on school break she helped me pull, push, lift, sort and generally make a mess of STUFF.  There really is a method in all the madness.  When … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 24 Comments

Cheap draft dodgers

Ladybug was here with me for 5 days helping me get rid of STUFF.  It was parent teacher conferences so the kids got to have a holiday Friday, Monday, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 10 Comments

Energy guzzling furnace

Now that the northern half of our planet is heading into the cold months I’m preparing my house and myself for the absolute worst winter on record.  No, I don’t … Continue reading

October 7, 2018 · 14 Comments

Stretched to the limit

No matter how much we are told the economy is getting better, it’s not getting better for me.  Before I continue with this post let me say please don’t feel … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · 44 Comments

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