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.

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 · 4 Comments

More house cleaning

While on the subject of cleaning here is one house cleaning issue you may not know about unless you live under city ordnance code rules like me and next door … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 30 Comments

Where did spring go?

A quick question for you readers.  How do you milk an almond?  I can’t seem to find the teets.  🙂 The temperatures went from being spring like in the 60s … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · 7 Comments

Yup, I knew it

Remember a few days ago when I showed my budget and told how everything would be getting more expensive?  Well, its happening already.  Not long ago the Jefferson County mayor … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · 27 Comments

Catch those drips

While keeping my eyes glued to a computer screen figuring out new tech stuff I completely forgot to remind everyone to catch those water drips during the winter blast.  Just … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 7 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

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

Choosing a heat source

We’ve had night time temperatures in the 40s for the last few days.  My neighbors and family have turned on their furnaces.  I haven’t yet and I’m determined to not … Continue reading

October 20, 2018 · 30 Comments

Stretched to the limit

No matter how much we are told the economy is getting better, it’s not getting better for me.  Before I continue with this post let me say please don’t feel … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · 44 Comments

Tuesday was busy

I had several errands to run so my brother let me use his car for the day.  I use it when I’ve got several errands in wide apart places and … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 12 Comments

Ten dollars a week for food

As the cost of food crept up over the last couple of years I eliminated one food after another as too high for my $20 a month budget.  Back in … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 8 Comments

Living without central air

A big part of the USA is in a heat wave right now.  Including where I live.  The heat index is brutal.  The news reporters, over the last couple of … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 23 Comments

Farmer’s market

The downed tree finally got cleaned up. I went to the new neighborhood farmer’s market yesterday.  I bought two cucumbers, 50 cents each; two tomatoes 1.50 each; two peppers 50 … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 26 Comments

Food box to replace SNAP

I’ve been sick from what I think was from eating fast food.  I took Ladybug to a restraunt so she could eat inside like a big girl.  The food itself … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 46 Comments

Modern day rationing

Currently my internet and home phone combined is from $71.93 a month.  This is a promotion and will end in June.  Also, ATT put notice on the January bill that … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 33 Comments

Water saving stuff

Remember how I had a drip in the kitchen faucet and would catch the drips in a bucket to use it instead of letting it go down the drain?  During … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · 26 Comments

Reducing water bill again

When the weather reporters started saying the temperatures would be going below freezing they also told people to let faucets drip to prevent water pipes from freezing.  Well, I had … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 15 Comments

Secret shopper scams

Just checking in to let you know I’m still around.  This week is the really big crunch to finish up Christmas projects.  I’ll be back writing frugal living and food … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 12 Comments

What is Obama Care

There are some readers from other countries who may be wondering what is the big commotion over Obama Care.  So I’ll tell you my understanding of what it is.  Number one is … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 43 Comments

Using commodity cheese

If you get commodities do you have a problem using the cheese in cooking?  Three pounds is usually more cheese than I can eat in a month so sometimes I … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · 13 Comments

Prepare for cold weather

I’ve been resting and taking care of myself while feeling guilty that necessary work is not getting done.  Last night I kept thinking about all the things I should be … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 26 Comments

Interesting documentaries

Mary Jane commented about a documentary film she had seen about store backroom practices.  Her comment had me curious to see it too because I remember seeing a news report … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 20 Comments

This is so ghetto

When I moved out of the crime ridden ghetto into this much quieter neighborhood I made myself a promise.  I would rid myself of all the years and years of … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 28 Comments

Are food prices getting lower

One of the blog readers emailed a link to me where there was a discussion about seeing food prices getting lower.  I thought I’d write what I’ve seen in stores … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 39 Comments

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