B is for Banana

Hi everyone! Today is letter B day for the #A-Z Challenge.

This is supposed to be a banana, I was hoping it would look more like a Yeoww! nip nana, but it doesn’t have the curve.Don’t worry, I am not doing all fruits, tomorrow is something totally different.

We are also joining Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awww…. Mondays.

I just finished a great book that my hubby is reading now and my Mom plans to read too. How Would Buddha Think? : 1,501 right-intention teachings for cultivating a peaceful mind by Barbara Ann Kipfer is an easy read filled with so many wonderful things including teachings, essays and meditations.

One teaching that really stuck with me was to not become attached to expectations. How many times do we go to a party or a movie and have certain expectations? We will enjoy everything so much more by just being in the moment and not expecting anything. Sounds so simple, yet it takes effort.

C you tomorrow πŸ™‚ A little A-Z humor.



  1. Ellen, I hate to tell you this, but that ‘nanner’ looks a lot like corn πŸ˜‰
    As per books, I’ve added How Would Buddha Think? to my ‘must read list. Currently, I’m reading Trump’s War by Micheal Savage (he’s an epidemiologist and this offers a fascinating insight into the current situation of our country. My husband is currently reading 13 Hours and I hope to read it next.

    1. I agree, it does look like corn. πŸ™‚ You will like the Buddha book. Your books sound good too.

  2. You make the cutest things. I admire your artwork. I have learned to not expect things. I just don’t hold expectations of people or anything else. You are right; it is a mindset. I have learned that. It is easier to not have expectations, than to be disappointed. Hugs.

  3. We don’t think we would grumble about what its supposed to look like…you call it a banana, so we will too, MOL!!! Maybe it would have a curve if you decrease some stitches in strategic places…like running your hook through two at a time to pull them in a bit? Or running a thread through both ends and then pulling them to make the whole thing bend a bit more? Just my fix it thoughts:)

  4. We like your nip nana. And mom thinks that book sounds interesting. We can’t wait to see all your creativity at work this month!!

  5. Oh I think that’s a FINE lookin’ nanner! I love the one your Mom sent to Angel Sammy…..I found it in the toy box this weekend and it’s fun to have Mom throw it for me so I can fetch! As for having expectations – My Mom says without having expectations, life is really full of surprises……

    Hugs, Teddy

  6. Nice banana! As for expectations, I have a strange confession. I cannot tell you how many times I have sat at a music concert looking forward to remembering it afterward. Isn’t that odd? Happy blogging!

  7. I pulled out one of your crocheted fishes for the cats this weekend; they loved it! You are very talented, even if the banana looks like an ear of corn. I have a stack of books to read, but instead I did the taxes (YUCK!) and the Sunday crossword puzzle instead.

    1. Thank you, it does look like corn πŸ™‚ Glad your kitties liked the fish. We still need to do our taxes.

    1. Thank you, glad you like the banana. I got the book from the library, but I plan to buy a copy soon.

    2. Thank you, glad you like the banana. I got the book from the library, but I plan to buy a copy very soon.

  8. guyz….yur mom dida awesum job on de nanner; if de food gurl heer tried thiz
    it wood look like a hot mezz oh knotz…..troo lee ….noe joke…. πŸ™‚ β™₯β™₯

    we hope ta cod yur knot snowed in again ~~~~~~~

  9. We like your banana Phoebe! It looks just the right size for a little bunny kicking πŸ™‚

    Some times people are simply incapable of giving us what we expect of them so letting go of expectations that we have of people can avoid unnecessary hurt.

    the critters in the cottage xo

    1. Yes, it would be a good kicker. Thank you. I was thinking of expectations of places, but it is true of people too. XO

  10. We think that nanner looks pretty good. The stem is purrfect. We think a brighter yellow yarn may have made it more realistic. Bet it smells and tastes great! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  11. Aaaaaaaaw awnty Ellen, we think your nana looks great. But, there’s no substitue fur da Yeowww nip nanner. Sorry, Not even with your made with luv toys. Which of course, you know we pawsatively adore. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I know those Yeowww toys are stuffed full of nip and I only use a pinch of it in my toys. XO

  12. Participating in A to Z; stopped because I love to crochet, stayed because my best friend is an animal rescuer and checked out a couple of the charities on your resource page. I’ll be sharing this on Facebook.

  13. Well I had to come and visit when I saw your theme for the Challenge! Must admit unless you had it as B for Banana I would have thought C for Corn but I am quite sure your beautiful cat does not mind whatever πŸ™‚ Good luck and will be checking out some other toys as you go through the Challenge. Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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