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.

We still have debtor’s prisons

Recently I was complaining about the crazy city ordinances where I live.  I found a documentary about how city ordinances have created debtor’s prisons.  You get tickets for such silly … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 30 Comments

You see? I do clean

I had heard that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again while expecting different results.  Remind me again why we spend a whole day … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 16 Comments

New youtube videos

I have a clutter problem.  Over and over and over I get rid of STUFF.  The trouble is that the STUFF hides in the dark regions of my house and … Continue reading

June 27, 2019 · 18 Comments

Cold drinks without a refrigerator

I’ve been living without a refrigerator for about a month and I’m ok with it.  I do have a small chest freezer.  I plan to get another fridge eventually but … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Life without a refrigerator

I’ve seen the news reports of the tornadoes and flooding in so many areas.  My issues seem so small compared to people loosing everything they own or the death of … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 25 Comments

Some of the grands

Happy Mother’s Day!  I had some of the grands here last weekend helping rake up leaves from last fall and made a couple short videos.  I don’t know how to … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 13 Comments

Life without a fridge

There has been reader concern over my decision to live without a fridge for awhile.  I want to explain why I chose to do this and why it won’t be … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 23 Comments

Frustrated Na Na

The people who bought the fridge were supposed to be here at 8 am.  I’ve been waiting all day and can’t do anything until its gone.  I’ve received five phone … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

The real me

I’m once again showing my piled up dishes and a dirty kitchen.  This is a much shorter video than the last one.  The reason I keep showing my kitchen is … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

How I budget

Rough financial times are coming.  I think we all agree on that.  To further discuss how rising costs will seriously affect a budget I’m going to show you my own … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 22 Comments

I’m staying for awhile

Thank you to everyone who commented and helped with my decision.  I don’t know how much of my blog will disappear Tuesday but I’ve decided to stay connected to the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · 34 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

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

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

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

Ten dollars a week for food

As the cost of food crept up over the last couple of years I eliminated one food after another as too high for my $20 a month budget.  Back in … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 8 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

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 · 11 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

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

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

Food storage clean out

A few days ago I was trying to decide what to make for my evening meal.  I looked at the food storage shelves which were filled but were in a … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 23 Comments

Downsizing my life

I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day. In the past I would have called it re-organizing.  That was when I kept stuff and merely wanted to get it better … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 30 Comments

About that big wall

I don’t know if I’ve explained lately about my house, the wall, and how I ended up living here.  Let me start with the history of this house as I … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · 31 Comments

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