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.

Quilting and yard updates

Before I continue with this post let me say — HAPPY JUNETEENTH! Its now officially a federal holiday after so many years and so many people campaigning for it. I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · 4 Comments

Yard flooding update

I found out the rumor was extremely exaggerated. I’m relieved. We had a casual meeting in my front yard between the sewer company reps, myself, and neighbors on both sides … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 14 Comments

Yard flooding issue

True or rumor? I’m seriously hoping the information given to me is totally false. I’m hoping its just a rumor gotten way out of hand and I’ve nothing to worry … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 10 Comments

Still downsizing

Ciaos is organizing order just waiting to be born. Its interesting that thousands of years ago people buried their clutter only to have archeologists dig it all up again. I’m … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 23 Comments

Testing photos

I’m learning about posting photos taken by a cellphone and downloaded to my computer. In order to check what I’ve learned I need to write something in between photos. Yeah! … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 8 Comments

More denture adventures

Almost two years ago, July & August 2019, I had gone to the dental school and a dentist office for estimates on getting surgery and snap in dentures made. The … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · 7 Comments


This is the reason I got my Fauci ouchies and I’m so glad I did. Please share it with anyone having doubts about the vaccine. A year of covid isolation … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 15 Comments

Shelves, I try but fail

I tried to install the new Closetmaid wire shelving in my kitchen. At the end I gave up for the day. For four hours my day went kinda like this: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 22 Comments

Quilting and stuff

I got my second Fauci ouchie without any complications except feeling sleepy. The sleepiness could have been from the cloudy rainy days we’ve had lately. I finally received my stimulus … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

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

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