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.

Nephrologist news

Dang computers! My phone, internet, and computer have all been very cantankerous for several days which has made it impossible to get this posted before now. I finally got the … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 8 Comments

Quilting and yard updates

Before I continue with this post let me say — HAPPY JUNETEENTH! Its now officially a federal holiday after so many years and so many people campaigning for it. I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Realistic stockpiling

The virus panic has people rushing out to stores to buy stupid amounts of everything.   I heard a man complaining loudly there wasn’t any chicken or ground beef.  I didn’t … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 36 Comments

Happy new year!

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  I don’t make resolutions; I set goals.  Ladybug gave me a nice new year/birthday wish.  … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 12 Comments

Financial decisions to make

I’ve been writing a blog since about 1997 or 1998.  I remember writing posts calming reader fears over Y2K.  Do you remember the Y2K days?  I remember something called Open … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 48 Comments

Youtube videos ARRRR!

Please be sure to read the note at the very bottom of this post.  🙂 Its so frustrating to do lots and lots of techie work only to find out … Continue reading

December 17, 2019 · 14 Comments

Beef and barley stew

I decided to use the package of the beef I got from the foodbank to make a beef and barley soup.  Well it morphed into a stew instead.  I made … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · 17 Comments

November foodbank day

I hope everyone had a good holiday meal and time with friends and family.  I cooked the turkey at my house while my daughter made everything else at her house.  … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 22 Comments

It wasn’t lemons

Last week I was given a bag of lemons at the outdoor food bank.  There were 14 of them with a bright yellow color.  Funny they look orange in the … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · 25 Comments

Canning pickle beets

I created another video as I learn more about the process of editing videos for youtube.  One more small step in the learning process.  Have a look and let me … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · 8 Comments

Where are the turkeys?

I like baking a turkey breast for my lunch meat instead of buying deli sliced or that shrink wrapped stuff sold by the ounce.  This time of year there are … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 39 Comments

Pork patty chili

Cooler temperatures always means chili weather for me but the cost of ground beef is way to expensive.  Well as Grandma Mama would say; use what you have.   In the … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · 35 Comments

First October food bank day

This time there was better and more food.  We never know what we’re going to get.  I made a short video of the food we received.  The video has another … Continue reading

October 16, 2019 · 20 Comments

Better to give away than throw away

I’ve written about the different food banks before but I really should explain again.  I visit and write about the mobile food bank which is also called the outdoor food … Continue reading

September 27, 2019 · 9 Comments

Food bank day

We had another food bank day.  Thank goodness it was much cooler with a light breeze.  Both videos are less than one minute each. On average we stand in line … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · 18 Comments

Living without a fridge is different

I first became fascinated by small refrigerators several years ago at my previous house.  I became intrigued by the tiny under counter fridges seen in the homes of foreign made … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 10 Comments

Costs, shortages, and a warning

The rising costs on just about everything is forcing shoppers to look at ways to cut spending.  I’ve long been a fan of using grocery store discount bin items.  Shopping … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · 28 Comments

Outdoor foodbank day

I went to the outdoor foodbank a few days ago.  I believe the last time I had gone was back in March.  I’m sure glad the foodbank workers decided to … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 39 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

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

Mobile food bank two

In December we were told the land where the outdoor food bank was being held each month had been sold. We were told about a new location for January.  The … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · 14 Comments

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