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.

Cheap chicken and pork

In the days before hurricane Florence landed in the Carolinas I had watched some news reports about how farmers in the path were rushing to harvest crops not really ready … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dang I missed both

I was sick again and missed both food bank days.  Thank heavens I have food in storage and that I’m pretty good at making do because it will be three … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 25 Comments

Tuesday was busy

I had several errands to run so my brother let me use his car for the day.  I use it when I’ve got several errands in wide apart places and … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 12 Comments

What do you see

There have been some readers concerned I might be going hungry and feel sorry for me.  I assure you I’m not going hungry.  Far from it.  I thought I’d do … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · 15 Comments

Baking soda and vinegar drain cleaner myth

These days there is so much information floating around the internet that simply is not true.  Its often very difficult to know what is truth and what is an internet … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · 23 Comments

Conserving water creates a problem

I’ve written a few posts about my efforts to curb my water consumption to the bare minimum.  I’ve been really successful at this.  So successful that the water company has … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · 23 Comments

Ten dollars a week for food

As the cost of food crept up over the last couple of years I eliminated one food after another as too high for my $20 a month budget.  Back in … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 8 Comments

She tells me when

My grand daughter is called Yah Yah.  Her brother, Spanky, had a hard time saying Alivia and it came out as Yah Yah.  She knows how to tell me when … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 13 Comments

Again an episode

I had another episode of chronic fatigue syndrome that kept me in bed for a few days.  It must have been from the stress over the email issue.  Or maybe … Continue reading

August 6, 2018 · 8 Comments

Last straw update

Evidently I upset some people with my post earlier today.  I lost three followers.  Honesty I was more frustrated and exhausted than angry.   Technical things really get under my skin … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 14 Comments

Last straw

I HATE HATE HATE technical stuff.  And I’m beginning to hate ATT even more than before.  I would switch to another internet company but in Louisville the other one is … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 12 Comments

Frustration

There is something going on with my email.  People have contacted me privately through email.  I reply to them, sometimes with questions, but I never receive an answer.  This is … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 13 Comments

Getting small pots and pans

Cooking for one or two has always been a daunting task.  What often happens is we either buy processed food to reheat OR we cook a dish and suffer through … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 11 Comments

Menu planning for one

There are people who look into a pantry and see only cans, jars, and dry stuff.  When I look into my food storage I see full meals complete with side … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 21 Comments

Robocall fighter

I’ve had several comments to my last post about all the robot calls.  Several people were telling me to get nomorobo.  Instead of answering the comments individually I’ll answer here.  … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · 7 Comments

Robot calls

Yesterday my phone rang every few minutes all day long.  I received a total of 49 robot calls all in one day yesterday.  It was so irritating!!! Sometimes the phone … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · 22 Comments

What the hey?

We had darkening skies, rolling clouds, lots of lightening, and really loud thunder.  Across the tv screen were flash flood warnings for Jefferson County, Kentucky. The weather man said some … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · 16 Comments

Cooking for one practice

I tried some simple one person recipes to see if I’d feel full enough after eating.  It certainly is a challenge to think small when cooking.  The tiny pots do … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · 22 Comments

War on BBQ

I woke too early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep.  Before starting my day I watched some youtube videos.  Have you seen how there are many small cities … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · 17 Comments

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