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.

New year resolution in February

January is the big diet and organizing month. January means making resolutions to get organized and to lose weight which usually fade by February. I decided to skip January and … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 12 Comments

Before the pandemic

A few days (maybe a couple weeks) before the pandemic lockdown of 2020 happened I had started on a project to downsize my life and my weight in order to … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 6 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

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

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

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

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

Dental estimates

I sure hope these scans come through alright. This first one is from the dental school last year. I wanted readers to see that the dental school is not free. … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

A couple questions for you

Those of you brave enough to venture out to the stores are you finding empty shelves like there was back last fall? My sister’s husband has been going to the … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · 45 Comments

The scammers are everywhere

Do you get those annoying robot calls asking you to “press one if you wish to be removed”? Beware of pushing that “one button”! It lets the scammers know they’ve … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · 18 Comments

Where to go from here?

WordPress is changing.   Tomorrow – Monday – the WordPress post editor is going away to be replaced by a new editor.  Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 28 Comments

Hate and racism is not born – its taught

I was working on another post when I decided to write this one instead about the violence happening all over our country.  First let me say I’m extremely grateful I … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 15 Comments

Lock down day eighty four

What does the future hold when things settle down again?  I wish I knew.  What I do know is that not one person in the whole world is safe until … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 32 Comments

Thought I was prepared but wasn’t

My apology for being absent from my blog for so long.  I guess I’ve been mentally shut down for awhile.  I’ve also been sleeping a whole lot. I went into … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · 69 Comments

Breadcrumb pound cake

If you are interested I put another video on my youtube channel this morning.  I’m using breadcrumbs to make a pound cake for one person.  I don’t know what happened … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · 14 Comments

Take a chill pill

Denial is not a river in Egypt.  Denial is believing everything will be normal again in a couple of weeks when nothing is normal and won’t be normal again for … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · 47 Comments

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