Which month is your LEAST Favourite? MOST Favourite?

Avatar for nora_mcl
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2011
Which month is your LEAST Favourite? MOST Favourite?
9
Sat, 11-09-2013 - 4:44pm

For me-November definitely falls under the Least favourite category. It's cold, it's dreary-I hate to say it-but if there was S**W on the ground, that would at least make things seem brighter & more cheerful. The daylight hours are shorter-UGH. (Of course, if there was S**W on the ground, I'd be just as crabby because there was S**W on the ground, wouldn't I?)At least December has the advantage that once it is gone, the days are beginning to get longer-minute by painful minute.

My favourite month has to be May-by then my Daffodils are showing their heads in the woods, there is gentle haze of green on the trees-not really leaves at the beginning of the month, but you know they are coming.

Normally by now, almost mid-November, Mike & Adam are driving me crazy with their snowmobile talk. This year, the snowmobiles have been sold-so instead of having time to sit at home & knit & be by myself keeping the woodstoves going-I'm going to be tripping over someone who's just as anxious for Winter to pass as I am. I've requested a Winter without S**W-I'll let you know how THAT works out! LOL We have lots to do over the Winter-but first there is November-the month of dreary & dark & cold.

Nora

Avatar for sabrtooth
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-1999

My LEAST favorite month is Feburary!  It's the time when winter feels like it will last FOREVER -- short days, deep cold, s**w...I guess it's that "darkest before the dawn" feeling.

I think my most favorite is October.  Now with global warming, October is generally cool --nights in the 40's, days in the 50-60's (F)-- but not cold or dreary.  The sunlight has that beautiful autum quality, the leaves turn, most of the bugs are dead, everything has that 'ripe" smell, and you can be out with just a light jacket.  I love it. 

Avatar for nora_mcl
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2011

Yes, I have to agree, October is a good month. The light is 'just so'-the leaves are beautiful & the temperatures are usually great. Here, in Canada, it has the bonus of being Thanksgiving month-so that is a bonus. BUT...it has the drawback of being just before November! And that is just before Winter-& who can forget that?

As for February-can't hate that month-that is my birthday month. And, seems to me, that is the month that Grandbaby #2 is going to arrive at your place, isn't it? Which brings up the topic-how is Rae? Did she get rid of that infection-she had something that was making her feel yukky.(if memory serves me well-& it may not-wouldn't be the first time it let me down) Did they have the City Hall wedding or is everything waiting until after the baby now. As well as all the momentous birthdays in February...the days ARE getting longer-it's cold & dragged out but there is hope for the stupid Winter to come to an end soon. Nope-can't hate February, Sabr-sorry, you're not allowed. LOL! ;-)

Nora  PS-iVillage is doing it again...it took a couple tries both last time & this time before I could post. Last time it couldn't find the board & this time I was not qualified to post on this board. I wish they would stop trying to improve things-we'd be a lot better of if they'd leave well enough alone!

Avatar for suzyk2118
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-30-1997

Same here - Feb is birthday month so can't say that's least favorite.  I'd say most favorite has always been Sept or Oct - I'd say Sept when I was younger as that's when I started school; I loved school!  October is more when the colors and weather change so since school I'd go for that one.  Least favorite in STL would have to be August with the deadly heat/humidity we get.

Sue

Avatar for nora_mcl
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2011

AUGUST? How can you hate August? Oh my goodness! It's hot-but at least it isn't Cold! But yes, ok, I don't do well in the heat either-I kind of melt. There are those who say I get crabby, but we all know that can't be true-not me. I always like September too-but only when I had kids who went to school! (My oldest dd loved going to school-I swear she spent the summer planning what she'd do that very important first day. She became a teacher, btw. And the years when she was SAHM-& her kids were too young to go to school-she stock on school supplies & send them to Adam with cheerful notes. He thought she was crazy to be so happy about it-to him it was the end of his freedom & fun!)

BTW-let us know about the new job prospect Suzy-I think we're all trying to walk around with our fingers, arms, toes, legs & eyes crossed for you-we need to know ASAP so we can be comfortable again!

Nora

 

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998

Hmmm, I don't know that I've thought about this before. The favorite is probably October, because of the quality of the light and the nights are cool, but the days are still warm. Least favorite, I don't know, not February for me either because our anniversary and dd's birthday (and a couple of other relatives' birthdays) fall in that month.

Avatar for sabrtooth
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-1999

Thanks for asking Nora.  Rae seems to be doing better today.  The constant peeing and back ache may just be due to the pregnancy and her changing shape.  Even tho she was much more active pre-pregnancy than Lolo was, they both developed baby bump early.  I was wearing maternity clothes by the end of my 3rd month, so I guess it runs in the family.  She is just finishing her 4th month, and is due in early April.  The city hall marriage is in the works, and the full blown affair is now scheduled for 10/12/14.  They have placed their deposit on the Arboretum.  Rae is not particularly happy about spending a fortune on a giant (180 people) wedding, 3/4ths of which are his family and friends, but she says he is set on it.  I am thinking his enthusiasm  may pale a bit when Bun arrives, especially if Rae cannot find a new job immediatly post pregnancy.

And we have birthdays in Feb also.  Lolo, her s.o. Will, and my nephew,  are on Feb 2 -- Groundhogs all.  Doesn't change a thing about how I feel!  Especially if they see their shadows, and condem us to 6 more weeks of winter.

Avatar for suzyk2118
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-30-1997

August in Chicago was fine.  August in St Louis when it's 99% humidity all day and I've seen it when it's in the 90s in the evening with 3 digit heat index at midnight is NOT my cup of tea.  And that's pretty typical here - it starts in July but becomes totally unbearable in August, at least to someone who still refuses to get used to it!

Job - I have no idea if I'll be offered that job - it's to be a project manager for a bunch of software guys, and I'm not a software person.  Doable but not as interesting as what I'm doing now. That's the tough part- I like what I'm doing but I have no idea the longevity of our site with the new owner who buys, pillages, uses up current technology and moves on. But they've never bought a corporation as big as ours so we don't know what they'll do as we have a pretty good reputation. But they've already started decimating some of our sites, especially in Rochester, NY...  I don't want to leave but... 

Sue

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2009

My least favorite month.. it's hard to say. I am not of fan of  hot, humid July. The only saving grace of July days are the evening thunderstorms and the cooler morning temperatures.  Lawns and fields burnt brown are so unattractive.  As a young woman, I hated taking the bus from work in Montreal, drenched with sweat, in mid-summer.  You would wear a sweater in the morning but, on the way home, you would be dying from the heat. I looked forward to the evenings when it was cool enough to take a long walk.

You can bundle up to protect yourself from the cold. But, in mid-summer, you have to cover yourself to protect yourself from sun damage (and suffer from the heat). No amount of sun screen is enough, especially when you have very fair skin and dark blue eyes! Needless to say, we are not the type of people who enjoy going to beaches or sun-bathing. And I doubt either of my kids would ever move down south.

My kids feel the same way. Must be a genetic-kind of thing. We all prefer the cooler temperatures of fall and spring, over the heat of  mid-summer.

Winter is not so bad.  I prefer living in an area with 4 seasons; for over 5 years I lived on the west coast. I hated the dreary rainy winter there. No snow just cold rain, rain and rain. I was always cold there in the winter because the houses were not as well insulated as here and no one wore warm winter clothing.  Coming home gave me a better appreciation of our winters.

The time I least like,other than hot mid-summers, is the time just before the snow comes. The trees are bare; the ground is hard and cold. There is no snow to act like an insulatuion. As a child, I hated earlier December days in the school yard-no snow to play with, not cold enough to go skating.. But, once the snow came, everything turned brighter.

Yesterday, I took a long walk in the falling snow. The snow has melted now but yesterday, it was just beautiful. I love the muted sounds of a snowy day. It's rainy today but not so hard that a walk is out of the question this afternoon.

Unfortunately, with winter comes winter driving, scraping ice off of cars, sitting in a cold car waiting for it to heat up, clearing driveways etc.. Shovelling is not that bad mid-winter, when the snow is light and airy. But it is a pain in early and late winter when it is sloggy, wet and heavy with mositure.

Got to get my shovelling arm in shape!

Avatar for shirley_v
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2000

This is a difficult question to answer - There are things about a few months that I don't like for different reasons!  Not a huge list, but while November is maybe on my list, I am not sure it's my least favourite.  Of course it's cold, it's dreary (pretty much) although we here often get snow early enough to cover things and make it brighter that way.  But then, February or March is hard to take here because it doesn't mean the end of winter yet.... we still get snow in the spring months, for heavens sake!  Not rain, but snow so when March rolls around and even April - you kind of hope for the winter to be over but our springs are not soft and sweet...we have snowfall instead (the heavy wet stuff) though the good news is usually it will  melt away if the temperatures rise above freezing and the sun shines. 

December is usually fraught with stress as I ponder what to shop for for Christmas and I'm thinking I need to shop more online now.  I just cannot spend hours upon hours on my feet in the malls anymore.  My problem is procrastination in that area and I am never eager to go and shop for gifts.  And December is so dark..with such short days.  When we turn the corner on the 22nd or so, I, like Nora, welcome the lengthening of daylight though it does take a while!

I like the months of May and also the fall month of September (maybe even into October if it stays nice here).  What I like most about those months is when I drive to the mountains and see the changes.  In spring the light green leaves begin to sprout - it's a lovely contrast to the dark green fir trees on the mountain slopes.  And there is still snow on the mountain tops - filling the crevices and shining so brightly in the sun.  In the fall the leafy trees turn golden yellow - again a beautiful contrast to the dark green fir trees and again we will see snow on the mountain tops where the snow falls up there in the colder temperatures of the mountain tops.  During the summer the snow melts away in Canmore and Banff areas and you will only see snow (glacier snow that is) as you drive further west where again the elevation is higher, such as in the Lake Louise area.  

So I tend to like all months pretty much from May to October.  I don't hate winter here though so much except when its darn cold.  We don't always get a ton of snow (depends from year to year) and the snow is often the light dry stuff.  The air is dry here and the cold is not bone-chilling that way except when it hits let's say, -15 to -20 C. and below that!  (which will happen on occasion!).  We do get a fair amount of sunshine in the winter (even if the days are short!) which is cheering that way.  Our summers are rarely super  hot - and they are kind of short so can't complain about hot humid summers here. 

Shirley