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.

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

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

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

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

Thank you! Happy Holidays!

I won’t be posting for a few days so I want to wish everyone safe and happy holidays.  May your holiday be festive and the laughter be contagious. I did … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · 18 Comments

Canning pickle beets

I created another video as I learn more about the process of editing videos for youtube.  One more small step in the learning process.  Have a look and let me … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · 8 Comments

Learning and doing

Let me show you what I’ve learned about using youtube and at the same time show you what I’ve been doing the past few days.  Technical things and I don’t … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

We still have debtor’s prisons

Recently I was complaining about the crazy city ordinances where I live.  I found a documentary about how city ordinances have created debtor’s prisons.  You get tickets for such silly … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 30 Comments

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 · 13 Comments

Sad for New Zealand

My heart goes out to the people of New Zealand and the families of those who were killed.  Why is there so much anger and violence in the world?  What’s … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · 12 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

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

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

Robocall fighter

I’ve had several comments to my last post about all the robot calls.  Several people were telling me to get nomorobo.  Instead of answering the comments individually I’ll answer here.  … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · 7 Comments

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