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.

Where did spring go?

A quick question for you readers.  How do you milk an almond?  I can’t seem to find the teets.  🙂 The temperatures went from being spring like in the 60s … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · 7 Comments

Life without a refrigerator

I’ve seen the news reports of the tornadoes and flooding in so many areas.  My issues seem so small compared to people loosing everything they own or the death of … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 23 Comments

Some of the grands

Happy Mother’s Day!  I had some of the grands here last weekend helping rake up leaves from last fall and made a couple short videos.  I don’t know how to … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 13 Comments

Yup, I knew it

Remember a few days ago when I showed my budget and told how everything would be getting more expensive?  Well, its happening already.  Not long ago the Jefferson County mayor … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · 27 Comments

Life without a fridge

There has been reader concern over my decision to live without a fridge for awhile.  I want to explain why I chose to do this and why it won’t be … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 23 Comments

Frustrated Na Na

The people who bought the fridge were supposed to be here at 8 am.  I’ve been waiting all day and can’t do anything until its gone.  I’ve received five phone … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

The real me

I’m once again showing my piled up dishes and a dirty kitchen.  This is a much shorter video than the last one.  The reason I keep showing my kitchen is … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

How I budget

Rough financial times are coming.  I think we all agree on that.  To further discuss how rising costs will seriously affect a budget I’m going to show you my own … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 22 Comments

Costs going up again

I’ve had another major episode of chronic fatigue.  I’m not quite up to myself yet but I wanted to write a post about the rising costs of everything. How much … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · 13 Comments

I’m staying for awhile

Thank you to everyone who commented and helped with my decision.  I don’t know how much of my blog will disappear Tuesday but I’ve decided to stay connected to the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · 34 Comments

Google plus

This is the message I received in my email in January and again last week.  When I click on the “get started” link that’s when my frugal living blog posts … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · 10 Comments

Google plus going away

In January I received a notice that Google + is going away and I should download my data before April 2.  What I can’t figure out is how it will … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · 9 Comments

Easter bunny audition?

On grocery day last week I found marked down eggs.  Not a bad price for organic eggs. Imagine my surprise when I got home and saw that one of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 5 Comments

Testing a boring video

I watched the national news for the first time in about a month.  I had no idea the flooding was so bad in Nebraska.  It looked like the whole state … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 13 Comments

Sad for New Zealand

My heart goes out to the people of New Zealand and the families of those who were killed.  Why is there so much anger and violence in the world?  What’s … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · 12 Comments

Food bank visit

I was sick over the weekend but on Monday I did the usual chauffeuring my S-I-L to the doctor and then to grocery.  Went to Walmart instead of Kroger this … Continue reading

March 12, 2019 · 32 Comments

March food bank

On Mondays I chauffeur my sister in law to her doctor appointment and to the Kroger store in their car.  Last week I picked up some discount produce items.  Apples, … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · 36 Comments

Spectrum update

Would the people who have been praying for snow and rain please stop.  I think we’ve had enough for awhile.  Mother Nature has said its time for spring. On Saturday … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 20 Comments

Still here

I’m sorry if I’ve caused any concern by my absence.  I’m fine but busy.  My daughter has had another surgery on her broken leg.  The tendon that moves the toes … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 30 Comments

Ranting today

I’m gonna rant for a bit today.  There are days when I feel like I’ve fallen down the Mad Hatter rabbit hole where nothing works the way it should.  My … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · 28 Comments

I’m such a dunce

Well there I am playing around with Amazon trying to create a list of grocery items that are never given at a mobile food pantry.  I was trying to figure … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · 17 Comments

Mobile food bank two

In December we were told the land where the outdoor food bank was being held each month had been sold. We were told about a new location for January.  The … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · 14 Comments

Catch those drips

While keeping my eyes glued to a computer screen figuring out new tech stuff I completely forgot to remind everyone to catch those water drips during the winter blast.  Just … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 7 Comments

Wait; what year is this?

I’ve been told that I’m really not living in the 1940s no matter how much I pretend that I am.  Aw, gee wiz why’d ya go burst my bubble?  So … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 23 Comments

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

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