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.

Today’s water bill

I’m doing the Snoopy happy dance today after opening my water bill.   If you don’t know, the water company bills every other month using multiples of 1,000 gallons.  Use from … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 42 Comments

No longer a hoarder

I am not a doomsday prepper but I do prepare for short term emergencies and weather related power outages.  I do have tendencies toward hoarding.  Hoarding things is common among … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 23 Comments

This is so ghetto

When I moved out of the crime ridden ghetto into this much quieter neighborhood I made myself a promise.  I would rid myself of all the years and years of … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 28 Comments

The month from hell

For this whole month, if something could go wrong, it did.   Let me tell you about it.  My computer was still running windows xp.  It was taking about 30 minutes … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 28 Comments

Rainbows and pots of gold

Sometimes hope comes to us in the most unexpected way.  It could be in the form of a few minutes time spent with a special person or it could be … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 22 Comments

Growing old is hell

Today, memorial day, I remember my sons who have passed.  I remember relatives too but its my grandmother that dominates my thoughts today.   Grandma Mama. My mother was mentally ill and … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 23 Comments

My baking cabinet

When I moved here last summer there were lots of spiders.  Everywhere!  I believe they may have been attracted to the meat eating ants in the kitchen and the carpenter … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 23 Comments

My kitchen is not a trash can

Back in December I posted about how I no longer wanted to keep a trash can inside my house.  A trash can in the kitchen is like an open invitation … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 20 Comments

Easter bunny

I hope everyone had a good holiday however you chose to celebrate the day.  I spent the day with family.  Very early Sunday morning I opened the front door to … Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Right after the new babies were born I got sick and was down for several days.  I just barley got out of bed to drink something, take some tylenol, go … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 24 Comments

Alternative fake news

I want to thank those who commented on my women unite post.   It didn’t matter if you agreed with me or not because I was interested in hearing both … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 20 Comments

Renting solar panels

Our local utility company asked the public service commission for a raise on costs of 9.54% on electricity and 4.96% on gas.  They always get what they request.  This means … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 18 Comments

Pies and pies

Back before the holidays I asked the manager guy at the senior commodity place what kind of pie he’d like to have as a Christmas present.   He said he … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 52 Comments

Happy 2017

Its a new year and I barely noticed the change happen.  In past years there would have been the sounds of gun shots from all directions as people in the … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 25 Comments

Holiday greetings!

Whichever holiday you celebrate I wish you to have a good one!  We celebrate Christmas here. An online friend gifted me with a used lap-top that I absolutely love.  I’m … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 33 Comments

$20 a month grocery budget – two

I had been thinking about all the cleaning products people buy.  Laundry soaps and fabric softeners.  Dish detergents.  Floor and window cleaners.  Shampoos and rinses.  Heck there is even a … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 19 Comments

Happy holiday

Hoping all the readers have a really nice holiday with lots of good food, family, friends, happiness, and love.

November 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

New page added

I spent some time staying warm and writing a new information page for my blog.  You can find it on the side bar or click the link to read it. … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 12 Comments

False teeth

Many of my readers have read the series of posts called frugal diabetic so you know of my struggles to get my diabetes under control even though I depend on … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 16 Comments

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