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.

The cost of utilities is insane

Are you tired of hearing people lament about the weather? What can I say? Its hot in summer and cold in winter. Welcome to earth. I keep trying to remember … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 11 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

I do hope everyone is having a really good day no matter how you celebrate.

November 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

One watt at a time

Based on a warning from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and another warning from the utility company to expect higher heating bills I’m preparing myself and my house for the worst … Continue reading

November 9, 2021 · 27 Comments

Dealing with shortages

Food shortage does not mean a starvation event anymore than having seven cents short of a dollar means someone is penniless. The “doomsday” people and “conspiracy theorists” are spreading fear … Continue reading

November 1, 2021 · 32 Comments

Should we panic yet?

Its probably old news to everyone by now because its been repeated and repeated and repeated thousands of times about how fuel prices are soaring and expected to keep rising … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 26 Comments

Kidney stones

I was in bed with a horrible painful backache for several days. I thought it was from a fall I had a couple days before. But then it had dawned … Continue reading

July 9, 2021 · 26 Comments

Shelves, I try but fail

I tried to install the new Closetmaid wire shelving in my kitchen. At the end I gave up for the day. For four hours my day went kinda like this: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 22 Comments

My new oven

I have been using my daughter’s hand me down rotisserie convection tabletop oven for the last 5 years. It was a few years old and missing the accessories when she … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · 8 Comments

Water and energy saving idea

I’ve posted about this before but I thought it should be repeated. Do you wash dishes by hand? Do you run hot water into the sink for washing the dishes? … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · 8 Comments

Gofundme refunds sent

I first want to say a sincere THANK YOU to all the generous people who donated money to the gofundme campaign. It warmed my heart to know so many people … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Do you need masks?

I’m getting ready to make more masks while on my staycation. Sewing is my favorite pass time. I had been doing some sketches for a possible quilt to make and … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 6 Comments

An announcement

Over the last month or so I’ve been feeling extremely stressed. I’ve been making mistakes and doing a LOT of apologizing. Some of these feelings are from being in self-isolation … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Oops! Another mistake

I completely forgot about this post during my stressful days over the gofundme. I wrote it and then became side tracked so I’m posting it before I sign off for … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Youtube videos ARRRR!

Please be sure to read the note at the very bottom of this post.  🙂 Its so frustrating to do lots and lots of techie work only to find out … Continue reading

December 17, 2019 · 14 Comments

URGENT!!!! It is not from me

My email has been hacked.  If you receive an email from me asking for money PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND!  It is not coming from me.  I am at home and … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 14 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

God cannot be everywhere so he made mothers. Wishing all the mothers out there the happiest of days.  

May 14, 2017 · 6 Comments

To Cynthia re: comments

I was wondering why you sometimes don’t share readers’ comments on your blog. I suspect there is a community of like-minded people who read your blog and I would enjoy … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 2 Comments


Thank you everyone for you kind comments.  I appreciated knowing there are other who care. Mom is back at the nursing home and is her feisty self.  Weaker but just … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Taking time off

Diabetes and poverty had wrecked havoc on my teeth.  Within a year my teeth went from semi-healthy to broken and decayed. Dental care is not covered by medicare and I … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · 13 Comments


Quick post.  At my last doctor visit, the Wednesday before New Year, I got a flu shot.  I knew the shots always make me feel bad for a day or at … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

Happy holidays

Wishing all my readers very happy holidays and a frugally prosperous new year!

December 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Bad week

I’ve been in bed with some type of virus for a week.  I missed Thanksgiving completely by sleeping right through it. Obviously I haven’t been to the food bank and … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 18 Comments

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