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.

Daily life – August 14 to 20, 2022

Sunday I spent the day relaxing and thinking about Grandma Mama’s frugal life. She was extremely frugal but not weird or extreme. Know what I mean? She taught me to … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 21 Comments

Daily life – August 7 to 13, 2022

There is not a day goes by that I’m not on the lookout for ways to save instead of spend. Writing about it can be difficult because sometimes it takes … Continue reading

August 13, 2022 · 24 Comments

Dang bad luck

Several days ago I was in a rush to finish a customer quilt for a contest. Time was running short. I had only a few days to finish it before … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · 13 Comments

The future and surviving

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana 1905 That’s so very true. The young people (millennials and gen z) of today can’t remember … Continue reading

March 28, 2022 · 16 Comments


I hope everyone had a good Christmas. I spent the day in the ER with kidney stones. When the news reports say the hospitals are under staffed and over loaded … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · 20 Comments

During blogging break

***NOTE: I wrote this post before schools were out for Christmas break. A medical issue kept me from posting it until now. I’ll write another post for after this one. … Continue reading

December 30, 2021 · 18 Comments

Tornados in Kentucky

I don’t want to take away from the sadness and destruction of the other states. This post is to let everyone know I’m safe. Louisville, where I live, is about … Continue reading

December 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Some news

My brother and his whole family has had covid. I believe everyone in his family had their shots and their cases were mild. They are all feeling better now. My … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 23 Comments

Yard flooding update

I found out the rumor was extremely exaggerated. I’m relieved. We had a casual meeting in my front yard between the sewer company reps, myself, and neighbors on both sides … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 14 Comments

Testing photos

I’m learning about posting photos taken by a cellphone and downloaded to my computer. In order to check what I’ve learned I need to write something in between photos. Yeah! … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 8 Comments

More denture adventures

Almost two years ago, July & August 2019, I had gone to the dental school and a dentist office for estimates on getting surgery and snap in dentures made. The … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · 7 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

Happy new year!

My wish for the new year is that there is an end to the pandemic! That people learn empathy for others and stop the divisions. As Abraham Lincoln once said; … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · 14 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

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

Christmas in June

My internet and phone has been out for a couple of days. A construction crew cut the underground fiber optic lines. Gosh, we never know what will happen around here. … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 45 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

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

Corona virus and the economy

So far I’m not panicking and rushing out to stockpile food and other items like people are doing in other places.  I have my food storage that I’ve kept for … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · 32 Comments

Sick again and new a1c

Yeah, it was bound to happen. I had another episode of yuppie flu (fibromyalasia) which lasted pretty much the whole month of January.  I get so tired of being sick.  … Continue reading

February 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Its sad news

Youtube sensation for several years under the name “Southern Frugal dot Com” Mrs Phyllis Stokes passed away on Saturday after a long illness.  She had over 200,000 followers who will … Continue reading

January 28, 2020 · 4 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

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