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.

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 · Leave a comment

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 · 10 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 · 27 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

Dairy Queen rip off caution

These days the sneaky ways we are being fooled is getting worse and worse.  We must be constantly aware of dishonesty in advertising.  Dairy Queen is pretty slick at ripping … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 29 Comments

Happy New Year everyone!

Lilli asked me a question that I’ve been asking myself lately. I am hoping for a better year. My new question is simply how do we survive? When you are … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 48 Comments

Happy holiday

I’m still not feeling completely well but I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday.  I found a movie I plan to watch today while I rest.  I haven’t seen … Continue reading

December 25, 2018 · 19 Comments

Strange dreams

I believe I’ll survive this recent bought with chronic fatigue.  I am up and moving around the house for a little while but still resting most of the time.  Sometimes … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 9 Comments

New camera

Thanks to the reader called “Eckster” I have a working camera again.  Although not exactly the same camera they are close enough that I could use it without any technology … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

Black ice update

A quick post to say my daughter has had her last surgery.  The bars are removed and a metal plate was inserted.  She now has a temporary soft cast until … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 13 Comments

Dangerous black ice

My daughter took a bad fall on black ice a few days ago.  Her leg is broken in four places just above her ankle.  I’ve been back and forth between … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 16 Comments

No more rusting canning jar rings

This morning as I waited for my pressure canner to cool so I could remove the jars of freshly canned sweet potatoes I decided to get on the internet for … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 9 Comments

Do I move on

*** This is the second post I had written before the power outage. No venting today.  Life is never easy but I’m much better off than lots of other people.  Everytime … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 24 Comments

Happy holiday

I hope everyone has a great day filled with lots of good food.   This is one of the posts I wrote before the ice storm power outage a few days … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 13 Comments

Power out again

Dang!  Dang!  Dang!  I can’t seem to catch a break with the power these days.  Does anyone know how to get rid of bad ju-ju?  I need a break from … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 17 Comments

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