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.

Living without a fridge

Learning to live without a refrigerator and using only a chest freezer is challenging.  For several years I’ve been freezing foods in small pieces because I’m just cooking for one.  … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · 14 Comments

This and that

Back in June I had posted about trying some flavor packets for water and how yucky those had been because they contained Aspartame. I posted about freezing bottled lemon juice … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · 24 Comments

Outdoor foodbank day

I went to the outdoor foodbank a few days ago.  I believe the last time I had gone was back in March.  I’m sure glad the foodbank workers decided to … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 39 Comments

We still have debtor’s prisons

Recently I was complaining about the crazy city ordinances where I live.  I found a documentary about how city ordinances have created debtor’s prisons.  You get tickets for such silly … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 30 Comments

More house cleaning

While on the subject of cleaning here is one house cleaning issue you may not know about unless you live under city ordnance code rules like me and next door … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 30 Comments

You see? I do clean

I had heard that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again while expecting different results.  Remind me again why we spend a whole day … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 16 Comments

New youtube videos

I have a clutter problem.  Over and over and over I get rid of STUFF.  The trouble is that the STUFF hides in the dark regions of my house and … Continue reading

June 27, 2019 · 18 Comments

Cold drinks without a refrigerator

I’ve been living without a refrigerator for about a month and I’m ok with it.  I do have a small chest freezer.  I plan to get another fridge eventually but … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

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 · 25 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

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