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.

I’m staying for awhile

Thank you to everyone who commented and helped with my decision.  I don’t know how much of my blog will disappear Tuesday but I’ve decided to stay connected to the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · 34 Comments

Google plus

This is the message I received in my email in January and again last week.  When I click on the “get started” link that’s when my frugal living blog posts … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · 10 Comments

Google plus going away

In January I received a notice that Google + is going away and I should download my data before April 2.  What I can’t figure out is how it will … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · 9 Comments

Testing a boring video

I watched the national news for the first time in about a month.  I had no idea the flooding was so bad in Nebraska.  It looked like the whole state … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 11 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

Still here

I’m sorry if I’ve caused any concern by my absence.  I’m fine but busy.  My daughter has had another surgery on her broken leg.  The tendon that moves the toes … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 30 Comments

Ranting today

I’m gonna rant for a bit today.  There are days when I feel like I’ve fallen down the Mad Hatter rabbit hole where nothing works the way it should.  My … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · 28 Comments

I’m such a dunce

Well there I am playing around with Amazon trying to create a list of grocery items that are never given at a mobile food pantry.  I was trying to figure … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · 17 Comments

Wait; what year is this?

I’ve been told that I’m really not living in the 1940s no matter how much I pretend that I am.  Aw, gee wiz why’d ya go burst my bubble?  So … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 23 Comments

First food bank 2019

Its a new year and I’m ready to get started moving forward again.   I’m just unsure how to go forward.  Life changes so very fast these days and I have … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · 19 Comments

Dairy Queen rip off caution

These days the sneaky ways we are being fooled is getting worse and worse.  We must be constantly aware of dishonesty in advertising.  Dairy Queen is pretty slick at ripping … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 29 Comments

Happy New Year everyone!

Lilli asked me a question that I’ve been asking myself lately. I am hoping for a better year. My new question is simply how do we survive? When you are … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 48 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

New camera

Thanks to the reader called “Eckster” I have a working camera again.  Although not exactly the same camera they are close enough that I could use it without any technology … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 5 Comments

Black ice update

A quick post to say my daughter has had her last surgery.  The bars are removed and a metal plate was inserted.  She now has a temporary soft cast until … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 13 Comments

Dangerous black ice

My daughter took a bad fall on black ice a few days ago.  Her leg is broken in four places just above her ankle.  I’ve been back and forth between … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 16 Comments

Happy holiday

I hope everyone has a great day filled with lots of good food.   This is one of the posts I wrote before the ice storm power outage a few days … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 13 Comments

Power out again

Dang!  Dang!  Dang!  I can’t seem to catch a break with the power these days.  Does anyone know how to get rid of bad ju-ju?  I need a break from … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 17 Comments

Cheap chicken and pork

In the days before hurricane Florence landed in the Carolinas I had watched some news reports about how farmers in the path were rushing to harvest crops not really ready … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · 20 Comments

Baking soda and vinegar drain cleaner myth

These days there is so much information floating around the internet that simply is not true.  Its often very difficult to know what is truth and what is an internet … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · 23 Comments

Again an episode

I had another episode of chronic fatigue syndrome that kept me in bed for a few days.  It must have been from the stress over the email issue.  Or maybe … Continue reading

August 6, 2018 · 8 Comments

Last straw update

Evidently I upset some people with my post earlier today.  I lost three followers.  Honesty I was more frustrated and exhausted than angry.   Technical things really get under my skin … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 14 Comments

Last straw

I HATE HATE HATE technical stuff.  And I’m beginning to hate ATT even more than before.  I would switch to another internet company but in Louisville the other one is … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · 12 Comments

Frustration

There is something going on with my email.  People have contacted me privately through email.  I reply to them, sometimes with questions, but I never receive an answer.  This is … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 13 Comments

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