Na Na pinches her pennies

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.

New year resolution in February

January is the big diet and organizing month. January means making resolutions to get organized and to lose weight which usually fade by February. I decided to skip January and … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 12 Comments

Before the pandemic

A few days (maybe a couple weeks) before the pandemic lockdown of 2020 happened I had started on a project to downsize my life and my weight in order to … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Thank you

I did an unboxing video of the gifts I got for my birthday. Words don’t seem adequate enough for how much the gifts are appreciated. I’ve resumed the downsizing project … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 3 Comments


I hope everyone had a good Christmas. I spent the day in the ER with kidney stones. When the news reports say the hospitals are under staffed and over loaded … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · 20 Comments

During blogging break

***NOTE: I wrote this post before schools were out for Christmas break. A medical issue kept me from posting it until now. I’ll write another post for after this one. … Continue reading

December 30, 2021 · 18 Comments

Tornados in Kentucky

I don’t want to take away from the sadness and destruction of the other states. This post is to let everyone know I’m safe. Louisville, where I live, is about … Continue reading

December 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

I do hope everyone is having a really good day no matter how you celebrate.

November 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

So much STUFF

A special note before my blog post. One of the frugal living blogs I follow is Hip Roof Barn. I was shocked to read her post this morning about the … Continue reading

November 21, 2021 · 17 Comments

One watt at a time

Based on a warning from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and another warning from the utility company to expect higher heating bills I’m preparing myself and my house for the worst … Continue reading

November 9, 2021 · 27 Comments

Dealing with shortages

Food shortage does not mean a starvation event anymore than having seven cents short of a dollar means someone is penniless. The “doomsday” people and “conspiracy theorists” are spreading fear … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · 32 Comments

Should we panic yet?

Its probably old news to everyone by now because its been repeated and repeated and repeated thousands of times about how fuel prices are soaring and expected to keep rising … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 26 Comments

Nephrologist news

Dang computers! My phone, internet, and computer have all been very cantankerous for several days which has made it impossible to get this posted before now. I finally got the … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 8 Comments

Some news

My brother and his whole family has had covid. I believe everyone in his family had their shots and their cases were mild. They are all feeling better now. My … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 23 Comments

Not for me yet

After reading comments and some careful research I’ve decided to not do any of the creative finance options at this time. I’ll explain my reasons. There was a time when … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Disloyalty required

Over the last couple weeks I’ve had a series of wake up calls from reality. Reality tells me I’m way too old fashioned and outdated for a technology world. I’m … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · 26 Comments

Rotisserie chicken

I read that scientists are saying kinetic energy can be converted into thermal energy. My old lady brain asks the question; if that is true how hard do you think … Continue reading

July 24, 2021

Kidney stones

I was in bed with a horrible painful backache for several days. I thought it was from a fall I had a couple days before. But then it had dawned … Continue reading

July 9, 2021 · 26 Comments

Quilting and yard updates

Before I continue with this post let me say — HAPPY JUNETEENTH! Its now officially a federal holiday after so many years and so many people campaigning for it. I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Yard flooding update

I found out the rumor was extremely exaggerated. I’m relieved. We had a casual meeting in my front yard between the sewer company reps, myself, and neighbors on both sides … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 14 Comments

Yard flooding issue

True or rumor? I’m seriously hoping the information given to me is totally false. I’m hoping its just a rumor gotten way out of hand and I’ve nothing to worry … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 10 Comments

Still downsizing

Ciaos is organizing order just waiting to be born. Its interesting that thousands of years ago people buried their clutter only to have archeologists dig it all up again. I’m … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 23 Comments

Testing photos

I’m learning about posting photos taken by a cellphone and downloaded to my computer. In order to check what I’ve learned I need to write something in between photos. Yeah! … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 8 Comments

More denture adventures

Almost two years ago, July & August 2019, I had gone to the dental school and a dentist office for estimates on getting surgery and snap in dentures made. The … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · 7 Comments


This is the reason I got my Fauci ouchies and I’m so glad I did. Please share it with anyone having doubts about the vaccine. A year of covid isolation … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 15 Comments

Shelves, I try but fail

I tried to install the new Closetmaid wire shelving in my kitchen. At the end I gave up for the day. For four hours my day went kinda like this: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 22 Comments

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