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.

She tells me when

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

August 9, 2018 · 11 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 · 10 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

Shopping for one – two

Showing grocery hauls and savings seems to be very trendy these days.  As you may remember I had a power outage that lasted several days.  That meant the food in the … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 9 Comments

Shopping for one

I told about getting new smaller pots and pans in order to re-train myself to cook small “one person” meals.   I’m not sure how well that cooking will happen but … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 27 Comments

Living without central air

A big part of the USA is in a heat wave right now.  Including where I live.  The heat index is brutal.  The news reporters, over the last couple of … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 23 Comments

Meals for one

Why is it that many recipes, even those that advertised as cooking for one, say four servings?  How about the recipes that call for one small bit of something from … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · 12 Comments

Farmer’s market

The downed tree finally got cleaned up. I went to the new neighborhood farmer’s market yesterday.  I bought two cucumbers, 50 cents each; two tomatoes 1.50 each; two peppers 50 … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 26 Comments

Life happens

Sorry for the long delay posting.  I’ll explain where I’ve been and hopefully over the next couple of days I can get back to normal.  In my last post I … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 26 Comments

Changing my food habits

Over the past week I’ve had another episode of chronic fatigue and been in bed.  I wrote this post but failed to publish it before getting sick.  I’m feeling much … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 39 Comments

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