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.

Foodbank truck day

I went to the second of the two monthly foodbank truck days for my area. This is the food list from 3-28-23 and approximately how much food is saved from … Continue reading

March 31, 2023 · 2 Comments

Construction work

To help my mind destress a little today I decided to make a short video of what I’ve been seeing out my back door the past few months as the … Continue reading

March 25, 2023 · 6 Comments

Disillusioned and fed up

A few days ago I went to an endocrinologist. I asked what could be done about the almost constant numbness and tingling in my feet. He said the vitamin B … Continue reading

March 25, 2023 · 34 Comments

March food truck day

I usually post a video on youtube about the food I receive from the outdoor foodbank trucks each month. The food given is short dated or slightly outdated items from … Continue reading

March 20, 2023 · 28 Comments

Glasses, shoes, and construction

The wind storm knocked down trees everywhere causing thousands of power outages. This is a neighbor’s house. I’m sure glad the trees in my back yard were gone. Louisville even … Continue reading

March 14, 2023 · 12 Comments

Finally sunshine!

Thursday all that sunshine gave me enough energy to go shopping. Mostly I was just looking. We used to call it window shopping but those days are gone now. I … Continue reading

March 1, 2023 · 20 Comments

Cost of living is awful!

Since my last post I’ve been doing whatever I could to prevent stress over the rising costs of absolutely everything that I need to live. Having wintertime blues didn’t help … Continue reading

February 19, 2023 · 8 Comments

I’m ok

The economy depresses me. The cost of groceries depresses me. The cost of clothing depresses me. The cost of healthcare depresses me. The cost of gas depresses me. Dark, dreary, … Continue reading

February 12, 2023 · 25 Comments

Vegan diet ain’t working for me

I’ve been sick for the last three days. I’m feeling better but still weak and laying around. I believe it was a reaction to something chemical I ate. I went … Continue reading

January 23, 2023 · 32 Comments

National diet quit day

January 13 is the day when the most people who started a new year diet will give up and stop their diet. Instead of quitting I’m beginning a new healthier … Continue reading

January 15, 2023 · 29 Comments

Egg shortage

Do you know why there is a shortage of eggs in stores? Do you know why the prices of eggs are so expensive? No? Well I’ll explain it for you. … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · 10 Comments

Smart meters

Back in 2017 I wrote a post about the expected new utility smart meters in our area. I believed one had been installed on my house. I later learned it … Continue reading

January 10, 2023 · 7 Comments

Juice jello

I was asked to make a video of how to make juice into a sugar free gelatin. I uploaded the video to youtube a couple days ago for anyone wishing … Continue reading

January 2, 2023 · 9 Comments

Happy holidays!

By gosh and by golly, here’s to a cheerful present, a well remembered past, and a wonderful new year ahead. Wishing you a peaceful & joyful Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing … Continue reading

December 25, 2022 · 10 Comments

Times are tough

I’m a very frugal person but these days I seem to be struggling more. Are you feeling that way too? This isn’t the first time America has been through rough … Continue reading

December 18, 2022 · 24 Comments

November 20 – December 6, 2020

I’ve been under the weather for a few days. I’ve been sneezing like crazy and generally feeling blah. After the vitamin B shots ended I started feeling weak and tired … Continue reading

December 6, 2022 · 7 Comments

November 13 – 19, 2022

Monday the tree men started cutting back the bushes next to the warehouse building along the railroad. They will be doing the construction side only. The railroad company is responsible … Continue reading

November 20, 2022 · 5 Comments

November 6 – 12, 2022

Monday I spent time trying to decide on a short, cute, easy to remember handle for my youtube channel. I really wanted to use “My new me” but someone is … Continue reading

November 13, 2022 · 8 Comments

Fall cleaning

Now that I’m feeling better my house had really started to bother me again. It bothered me worse than all the other times before. When my house is cluttered I … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · 16 Comments

City sewer construction has started

The safety fences went up this week. Its just six feet from my steps. The trees in some of the back yards will be cut down starting on Monday. I’m … Continue reading

October 29, 2022

Winter is coming

We can’t stop nature. Winter will be here sooner that we think. Are you ready? I’m not. Well, not completely. I’m worried but not panicked about the rising cost of … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 16 Comments

Water and sewer rate hikes

Here in Louisville we receive one combined water and sewer bill from two different companies. We are billed monthly for what we used the previous month. In our September bill, … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · 13 Comments

A kilowatt budget

I’m sorry I’m late getting this post finished. I’ve been busy in the kitchen everyday doing some winter prep canning. I canned, ham & bean soup, red beans, pinto beans, … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · 9 Comments

Food pantry, food bank, or food truck, what’s the difference?

I was about to answer a comment explaining about food banks when I realized this really should be a post so everyone can use the information. If not for themselves … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 16 Comments

Daily life – September 11 – 17, 2022

Monday – I was having so much trouble editing the video of first time using the washing machine that I decided to do a second video to fill in what … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 16 Comments

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