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.

Finding humor when life isn’t fun

If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have nothing to worry about. Sometimes laughter and humor about being frugal will help soothe a worried mind. I do my best to … Continue reading

August 7, 2022 · 7 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

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

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

Easter bunny audition?

On grocery day last week I found marked down eggs.  Not a bad price for organic eggs. Imagine my surprise when I got home and saw that one of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 · 5 Comments

Spectrum update

Would the people who have been praying for snow and rain please stop.  I think we’ve had enough for awhile.  Mother Nature has said its time for spring. On Saturday … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 20 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

Strange dreams

I believe I’ll survive this recent bought with chronic fatigue.  I am up and moving around the house for a little while but still resting most of the time.  Sometimes … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 · 9 Comments

War on BBQ

I woke too early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep.  Before starting my day I watched some youtube videos.  Have you seen how there are many small cities … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · 17 Comments

December thirty first

Because of some issues yesterday, this resolve was postponed until today. Today would be the perfect day to promise yourself to keep last year’s resolution for the remainder of the … Continue reading

December 31, 2017 · 19 Comments

Trump and Jong Un

Have you been hearing about the childish insults being passed between Trump and Jong Un on the news the last couple of days?  Watching those two grumps (kids word for … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 17 Comments

Water saving progress

I sure wish I could read the water meter but those are kept cleverly hidden underground and not visible to the homeowner.  I wouldn’t know how to read it anyway. … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 37 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

Telling lies

Tell a lie a hundred times and it becomes the truth.  (Goebbels, 1939, propaganda minister for Adolph Hitler) A lie unchallenged becomes truth within 24 hours.   (Willie Brown, California … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 23 Comments

My next life?

In this life I am a woman.  In my next life I plan to come back as a bear.  When you are a bear you get to hibernate which means … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 11 Comments

Frugal diabetic – eight

It’s really your parent’s fault but how were they supposed to know that the Zappo Shock Toilet Trainer wasn’t really the latest scientific development and how it would affect your … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

Asking for money – yet again?

You know the routine.  It happens quite often.  Especially around a holiday.  The phone rings and there is someone on the phone asking for money.  I don’t know about you … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 10 Comments

Toll free number scams

Why the HECK do smart minds think of criminal ideas instead of doing good work?  Just think what the world would be like if those minds worked on ideas to … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Ladybug helped

I remembered something from when Ladybug was three.  It gave me a chuckle so I thought I’d share it.  It goes like this: I was spending some quality time with … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

What did you say?

Big sis is going to read you a story, ok? Read?  What’s that? Will I like it? Yes, you’ll like it.  Reading is fun! Yup, bedtime stories work every time. … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

Wait time

I was sitting at the computer waiting for a paper to be scanned which was going very slowly. So I played a bit. If I were a peanuts character this … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

Awww Gee Whiz

(originally posted June 2, 2013 on my main blog) In a poverty area, like where I live, there is often a problem with rats or mice.  No matter how clean … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beaver butt juice

Waaaaaat?  What did Na Na say?  Yup, I said beaver butt juice. Back in April 2013  I wrote a post on my quilting blog about information I had found on … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Movies are educational

The following is a list of things none of us would ever know without going to the movies. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

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