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.

Frustration 2017

Nothing goes smoothly for me.  EVER!  I have a couple dozen things I wish to do during the holiday down time but nothing goes smoothly enough for me to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 45 Comments

No longer a hoarder

I am not a doomsday prepper but I do prepare for short term emergencies and weather related power outages.  I do have tendencies toward hoarding.  Hoarding things is common among … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 23 Comments

Eeeeeeek!

How the heck did you get in there and where did you come from?  Were you hiding in my clothes basket?  Did you jump in there to get a drink … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 31 Comments

Trump and Jong Un

Have you been hearing about the childish insults being passed between Trump and Jong Un on the news the last couple of days?  Watching those two grumps (kids word for … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 17 Comments

The month from hell

For this whole month, if something could go wrong, it did.   Let me tell you about it.  My computer was still running windows xp.  It was taking about 30 minutes … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 28 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – three

As I’ve said in the earlier posts when I say mice I mean rats too.  These are the things I’ve learned that do or don’t work to get rid of … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – two

In this post I’m listing as much as I remember about making a house less attractive to mice and rats.  You may think mice are only a country pest but … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 8 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – one

I want to mouse and rat proof my house.  Well, as best I can anyway.  At my old house mice and rats were just a fact of life in the … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 14 Comments

My baking cabinet

When I moved here last summer there were lots of spiders.  Everywhere!  I believe they may have been attracted to the meat eating ants in the kitchen and the carpenter … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 23 Comments

Food banks and discount bins

I always get really quiet on my blog during a holiday.  I kept myself busy in the kitchen and sorting more stuff.  So let me tell you what I’ve gotten … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 43 Comments

Another surge protector

There is another place I wanted a surge protector.  I wanted to clear up this mess on the floor from my computer.  That surge protector doesn’t hold all the plugs … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 13 Comments

New lights and surge protectors

I’m slowly getting my new nest in order.  There are still several boxes left to empty and lots of organizing to do.  It will take time but its also a … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

Frugal diabetic – eight

It’s really your parent’s fault but how were they supposed to know that the Zappo Shock Toilet Trainer wasn’t really the latest scientific development and how it would affect your … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

What next?

The furry kid and I are asleep.  He’s making tiny sleep barks and chasing some sleepy time creature.  I had a really good dream going on too.  When I’m awakened … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

Frugal Diabetic – seven

I’ve said it before but it doesn’t hurt to repeat.  Obesity is NOT a lack of care or simply a failure to exercise. Obesity is an imbalance between the energy … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

The new house

I’m interrupting the scheduled talk about diabetes diets to give you a tour or my new house.  With a couple of strokes of an ink pen this house on Date … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 40 Comments

Dollar store economy

I hear or read stories of rich folks pretending to be poor in order to prove that all the poor folks need do is simply budget better or educate themselves … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 20 Comments

Moving soon

I’m so excited!  I have a house picked out.  I’ve been approved for the loan.  I have a buyer for my current house.  I have someone to move my quilting … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 26 Comments

Wearing patched clothes

Grandma Mama had a saying about wearing clothes with patches on them.  She would say “There is no disgrace in wearing a patch but there is a big disgrace in … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 12 Comments

Something stinks

I kept getting a whiff of an awful smell when I’d walk through my kitchen.  I blamed my furry kid because it smelled sort of like dog urine.  I admit … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

Using dish soap frugally

I was asked how I get a bottle of dish detergent to last so long.  One 48 ounce bottle often lasts me about four months.  Sometimes a little less or … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 6 Comments

Why do I keep it?

I had started packing STUFF to be put into storage until I move.  I was packing books.  I have lots of books. I believe I had enough to supply a … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 18 Comments

Toll free number scams

Why the HECK do smart minds think of criminal ideas instead of doing good work?  Just think what the world would be like if those minds worked on ideas to … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Earn more or spend less

It should not be happening but seniors are having to work much longer into their golden years just to cover expenses.  This means me too.  For many of us, at … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 6 Comments

Life with a tiny fridge

My grandparents, where I spent a great deal of my childhood, didn’t have electricity.  That meant no refrigerator.  They had a spring house for keeping foods.  A spring house is … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 15 Comments

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