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.

Busy days

I’m delayed writing a post because I’ve been doing boring things. Things I don’t believe you’d want to read details about such as me thoroughly scrubbing my sinks and counters. … Continue reading

April 8, 2021 · 17 Comments

My new oven

I have been using my daughter’s hand me down rotisserie convection tabletop oven for the last 5 years. It was a few years old and missing the accessories when she … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · 8 Comments

Aww, not again

Well, I did get the December quilt finished and delivered to the post office so its on its way to the forever home. That felt GOOD. Finally something accomplished. I … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · 18 Comments

The easy button

Does anyone remember the Staples “easy button” humor of a few years ago? The easy button was an imaginary button that possessed mystical qualities allowing the user to magically fix … Continue reading

March 22, 2021 · 12 Comments

Why bother?

My time away from the internet has been…? Maybe I should just describe it. Not only have I suffered a couple of painful falls but I seem to be sleeping … Continue reading

March 15, 2021 · 40 Comments

Water and energy saving idea

I’ve posted about this before but I thought it should be repeated. Do you wash dishes by hand? Do you run hot water into the sink for washing the dishes? … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · 8 Comments

What to do with my stimulus check?

I thought maybe I could add it to my denture funds putting me that much closer to the goal. Nope. Sigh…. I thought maybe I could use $50 a month … Continue reading

January 11, 2021 · 25 Comments

Happy new year!

My wish for the new year is that there is an end to the pandemic! That people learn empathy for others and stop the divisions. As Abraham Lincoln once said; … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · 14 Comments

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having or has had a great holiday! I’m not much for celebrating holidays, especially the Christmas holiday. I did a short youtube video of me opening … Continue reading

December 25, 2020 · 16 Comments

Panic and fear sells

**  I wrote this post back in late September intending to post it in October before the election.  But then I completely forgot all about it.  Maybe someone will want … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · 25 Comments

My small fridge organized

I’m just popping into my blog to let everyone know I’m alive and well. I’ve been to the foodbank a couple of times because there is no person to person … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · 36 Comments

Word of warning for canning newbies

And long time canning people too.  I knew there might be a shortage of canning supplies because of all the newbie gardeners but I never suspected the complete disappearance of everything.  … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · 18 Comments

Spider challenged me

Did you ever see a spider poop before?  Well I have now and wanted to tell someone about it.  I sure wish I had taken my camera with me but … Continue reading

August 7, 2020 · 15 Comments

Gofundme refunds sent

I first want to say a sincere THANK YOU to all the generous people who donated money to the gofundme campaign. It warmed my heart to know so many people … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Do you need masks?

I’m getting ready to make more masks while on my staycation. Sewing is my favorite pass time. I had been doing some sketches for a possible quilt to make and … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 6 Comments

An announcement

Over the last month or so I’ve been feeling extremely stressed. I’ve been making mistakes and doing a LOT of apologizing. Some of these feelings are from being in self-isolation … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Oops! Another mistake

I completely forgot about this post during my stressful days over the gofundme. I wrote it and then became side tracked so I’m posting it before I sign off for … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Dental estimates

I sure hope these scans come through alright. This first one is from the dental school last year. I wanted readers to see that the dental school is not free. … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

Strange email

I evidently upset some followers when I posted about my gofundme. I lost four from the blog and two from my youtube. Sigh. I can’t please all the people all … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 32 Comments

Good health requires teeth

Before the beginning of the year I longed for extra time for sewing, organizing, and genealogy. During the lockdown I’ve had ample time to do those things but I have … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · 31 Comments

A couple questions for you

Those of you brave enough to venture out to the stores are you finding empty shelves like there was back last fall? My sister’s husband has been going to the … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · 45 Comments

The scammers are everywhere

Do you get those annoying robot calls asking you to “press one if you wish to be removed”? Beware of pushing that “one button”! It lets the scammers know they’ve … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · 18 Comments

502 black business week

My daughter was part of a group of black owned businesses featured on the local news yesterday. The 502 is our area code. She is the person about midway … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 13 Comments

Christmas in June

My internet and phone has been out for a couple of days. A construction crew cut the underground fiber optic lines. Gosh, we never know what will happen around here. … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 45 Comments

Where to go from here?

WordPress is changing.   Tomorrow – Monday – the WordPress post editor is going away to be replaced by a new editor.  Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 28 Comments

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