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.

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

Winter cover ups

This is the post intended to be published two weeks ago before my power outage. I bought bubble wrap from Dollar Tree and covered both of the air conditioners really … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Power outage

Last weekend I was setting at the computer after I had just finished typing a post but hadn’t proofread it yet.  I decided to take a  break before proofreading.  I … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Choosing a heat source

We’ve had night time temperatures in the 40s for the last few days.  My neighbors and family have turned on their furnaces.  I haven’t yet and I’m determined to not … Continue reading

October 20, 2018 · 30 Comments

Still got STUFF

While Ladybug was on school break she helped me pull, push, lift, sort and generally make a mess of STUFF.  There really is a method in all the madness.  When … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 24 Comments

Cheap draft dodgers

Ladybug was here with me for 5 days helping me get rid of STUFF.  It was parent teacher conferences so the kids got to have a holiday Friday, Monday, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 10 Comments

Energy guzzling furnace

Now that the northern half of our planet is heading into the cold months I’m preparing my house and myself for the absolute worst winter on record.  No, I don’t … Continue reading

October 7, 2018 · 14 Comments

Stretched to the limit

No matter how much we are told the economy is getting better, it’s not getting better for me.  Before I continue with this post let me say please don’t feel … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · 44 Comments

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 · 20 Comments

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 · 26 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

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