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.

I’ve had surgery

I suffered with a kidney stone.  For three days I waited, taking pain pills, believing the stone would pass.  I do drink water but apparently not enough to keep the … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 32 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

Do I need a tin foil hat?

Just when I feel as if I’ve gotten my financial life in balance and running smoothly, something costs more.  These days the sticker shocks and sucker punch fees are coming … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · 26 Comments

This is spooky!

I got this message in my email after posting about the babies.  Why does this have to do with the post???  I get these strange type messages often and they … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 11 Comments

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

Top 100 blogs scam

I got another one of those absurd comments saying I was awarded the distinction of being one of the top 100 picks for frugal living blogs from someone I’ve never … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 18 Comments

Horoscope

This was my horoscope yesterday: The outer world mirrors the inner; the itch to power through a pile of clutter often indicates that an emotional purging needs to take place. … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 8 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

Women unite!

Mostly I stay away from religious or political subjects but its my blog and I have a voice and I have an opinion which is going to come out now … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 43 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

Food banks and discount bins

I always get really quiet on my blog during a holiday.  I kept myself busy in the kitchen and sorting more stuff.  So let me tell you what I’ve gotten … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 43 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

Energy saving ideas again

Even the tiniest amount of energy savings are important when funds are limited.  Using the energy saving items and ways that I’ve already done; I was able to decrease my … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 16 Comments

Update on dentures

The dentist is in the process of making a new set of dentures.  No, there is no extra cost.  He had to go back to the beginning.  There are several … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 12 Comments

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