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.

Modern day rationing

Currently my internet and home phone combined is from $71.93 a month.  This is a promotion and will end in June.  Also, ATT put notice on the January bill that … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 33 Comments

Water saving stuff

Remember how I had a drip in the kitchen faucet and would catch the drips in a bucket to use it instead of letting it go down the drain?  During … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · 26 Comments

Finding affordable auto insurance

One of the followers asked if I had any advice about finding the least expensive but good auto insurance.  She told me that every six months she went through the … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · 10 Comments

Quick post

This is going to be a very quick post because I have a quilt I need to work on today.  Have a look along the left side of my blog.  … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 16 Comments

No donation buttons

I’ve come to the point when I’ve almost run out of free WordPress photo storage.  I have 1% left which is about a dozen photos.  I don’t think this blog … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 34 Comments

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

I had just gotten off the bus and started walking toward home when I tripped and fell forward.  I put my arms out and landed on hands and knees.  It … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · 38 Comments

Saying goodbye

My furkid Dylan has crossed over the rainbow bridge.  He was about 17 years old.  The house seems so quiet without his foot steps behind me as I go from … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · 70 Comments

Reducing my water bill more

The whole city of Cape Town South Africa said it would be completely out of water by April 22, 2018.  What will be done if there is no water at … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 37 Comments

Reducing water bill again

When the weather reporters started saying the temperatures would be going below freezing they also told people to let faucets drip to prevent water pipes from freezing.  Well, I had … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 15 Comments

Scary driveways

I don’t know if anyone remembers me talking about the scary driveways in my neighborhood back when I moved to this house? At least I think I talked about them.  … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 6 Comments

My never ending to do list

Several years ago I had to face the fact that my memory isn’t going to improve as I grow older so I started using lists.  When my mind is focused … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 14 Comments


I think I got a video uploaded to youtube and now I’m testing to see if it shows up in a post.  These are potatoes just taken from the canner … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 29 Comments

December thirty first

Because of some issues yesterday, this resolve was postponed until today. Today would be the perfect day to promise yourself to keep last year’s resolution for the remainder of the … Continue reading

December 31, 2017 · 19 Comments

Staying around awhile

This is going to be a short post compared to my usual ones.  I spent a restless night with conflicting thoughts running through my head about shutting down my blogs.  … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · 18 Comments

Frustration 2017

Nothing goes smoothly for me.  EVER!  I have a couple dozen things I wish to do during the holiday down time but nothing goes smoothly enough for me to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 45 Comments

Secret shopper scams

Just checking in to let you know I’m still around.  This week is the really big crunch to finish up Christmas projects.  I’ll be back writing frugal living and food … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 12 Comments

What is Obama Care

There are some readers from other countries who may be wondering what is the big commotion over Obama Care.  So I’ll tell you my understanding of what it is.  Number one is … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 43 Comments

Today’s water bill

I’m doing the Snoopy happy dance today after opening my water bill.   If you don’t know, the water company bills every other month using multiples of 1,000 gallons.  Use from … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 42 Comments

No longer a hoarder

I am not a doomsday prepper but I do prepare for short term emergencies and weather related power outages.  I do have tendencies toward hoarding.  Hoarding things is common among … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 23 Comments

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