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.

Not for me yet

After reading comments and some careful research I’ve decided to not do any of the creative finance options at this time. I’ll explain my reasons. There was a time when … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 14 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

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

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

Beef and barley stew

I decided to use the package of the beef I got from the foodbank to make a beef and barley soup.  Well it morphed into a stew instead.  I made … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · 17 Comments

November foodbank day

I hope everyone had a good holiday meal and time with friends and family.  I cooked the turkey at my house while my daughter made everything else at her house.  … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 22 Comments

Where are the turkeys?

I like baking a turkey breast for my lunch meat instead of buying deli sliced or that shrink wrapped stuff sold by the ounce.  This time of year there are … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 39 Comments

Better to give away than throw away

I’ve written about the different food banks before but I really should explain again.  I visit and write about the mobile food bank which is also called the outdoor food … Continue reading

September 27, 2019 · 9 Comments

Food bank day

We had another food bank day.  Thank goodness it was much cooler with a light breeze.  Both videos are less than one minute each. On average we stand in line … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · 18 Comments

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 · 39 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

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