Tuesday, August 2, 2011


This is typical of me.

August is my very favorite month of the year and always has been since I was a little girl. I understand it isn't polite to chose favorites however I cannot help myself. You see I am an August born child/woman. When I was growing up my birthday was never special because there was no school in August so no classroom party for me with cupcakes like the other kids. I did get to celebrate my birthday in the mountains at our family cabin. That was my very favorite place to be. We sisters got to go for walks and play all day in the meadow and the stream. We climbed a "giant" boulder and slid down until our shorts had no fabric covering our bottoms. We walked to the little store and bought nickel candy and ate it whenever we wanted. We spent hours in the local library reading and loving books. I used to practice the fancy "symbols" in the Japanese alphabet...of which I know nothing about. I merely loved copying those beautiful strokes. We played Scrabble in the evenings with our mom. She always won so at night I would sneak the dictionary from the bookshelves and read it in my feather bed with a flashlight so I could play better. We went for nature hikes and walked everywhere. Back in those days there was very little fear of letting kids be kids and free to play outdoors with no supervision. Life was simpler back then.
Another reason August is my favorite month is that my one and only daughter was born just 20 days before my birthday. So we celebrate our month together. She is a Leo and I am a Virgo but that doesn't keep us apart. :o)
August is also my favorite because it is Summer and I love Summer! The heat doesn't bother me and it helps that I live in the foothills where it is at least 10 degrees cooler than other places. Of course don't ask me about winter and snow which I detest. When I was younger August also meant going to the fair which I used to love doing. Our family was big on fairs and traveled to many up and down the state. My mother would make all of us matching gingham dresses and a shirt for dad. She said that way if one of us girls got lost people would at least know to match us up with the rest of the family wearing gingham. Too funny!
August was also the last freedom before going back to school for another year. Not my favorite thing growing up. I did always like getting new crayons and to this day I treat myself to a new box of Crayola crayons each year. Something about the smell and feel of a brand new crayon. I also just bought new yellow pencils and some new glue sticks. Some habits are hard to break and why should I when I use these supplies every day.
If you have a favorite month which one is it and why?
I think it is time for me to go and eat some ice cream for you see it is still my favorite food even at this point in my life.
Awesome August Summer Smiles to all...


  1. My favorite month is June... my birth month! I enjoy summer, but June is usually a little cooler than August, and I prefer the cooler weather. For me, June represented freedom after a long school year, and I always loved school!

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

  2. Must be something about birthday months. June for me. I was one of those free running, shoe scuffing, rock climbing summer kids. Ah, those really were the days. Don't imagine there is anything like them anymore. Lovely post. Oh, and a special summer treat were Revelles. (sp?)

  3. Fun memories you've shared! My favorite month is July...and it went way way too fast this year, and was crazy hot! So now it is August. My only daughter is getting married in a few days. My classroom work as an elementary teacher will start up again soon after. Summer is so fleeting. It should be longer. Don't you think?!

  4. I can't decide if I like September or October better - I loved school and for me September is far more about beginnings than Spring. I love sweaters and cold nights, sunshine days that are cool enough to actually do something, the smell of smoke from backyard fires that are usually banned here all summer because of forest fires, and oven dinners.
    October is the month of warm colours, yet it holds the promise of winter - cozy days inside, pies and cakes and our Canadian Thanksgiving. Decisions, decisions....
    Enjoy your August-Month-Of-Happiness Sherry!

  5. I'm a Virgo, too, so I also love August: warm sunny days, but cooler nights, and the fleeting last days of summer before school. I remember evenings of hide-and-seek up and down the block, climbing trees (I loved to sit in a tall tree and read a good book, all the while surveying my domain below, and watching people coming and going, oblivious of me and my perch) and wandering the paths in the 'bush' and travelling to the cottage for the summer. Lazy, hazy days of wonderful childhood memories!

  6. I am a summer baby too! The end of july. And I too felt left out because there was no school on my birthday and I couldn't partake in bringing treats to share like my classmates did on their birthdays. I am not a big fan of the heat but what I do like about August is it is close to the fall! lol


  7. Those are some great August memories. Happy birthday month to you! That embroidery is precious. My mom's birthday was yesterday so I had a nice long distance chat with her. I don't know that I have a favorite month but October is a busy one with our anniversary and both boys being born then. October and January seem to be the months when lots of my friends celebrate their birthdays.

    Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

  8. Hi Createology! Greetings from Canada!
    I think my favorite month is September because its a little cooler and no more mosquitos. I love the cool crisp air and fall colors.
    But then I do like February, my birth month and that is when us snowbirds head on down to your southern hospitality for at least a week or 2 to get away from the very cold and snow.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments!
    Happy creating!
    (((Canadian hugs)))

  9. Reading your post was so entertaining. We must have been sisters as I swear you were telling about my summers as a child right down to the nickel candy! Have a very Happy Birthday! Sharon

  10. I Loved your post filled with memories of growing up, Happy Biryhday month Sherry!!! My DH is this month too.
    Enjoy the rest of the month and that ice cream!
    hugs Lynn

  11. Oh me too! I'm also an August child and a Leo at that. I always loved the fact that there was never any school on my birthday and I've followed it through by always taking the day off work. Enjoy your birthday when it arrives. keeleyxx

  12. Happy birthday, Sherry!
    I am one who thinks birthdays should be celebrated all month (in one form or another) so have a very special August!

    My one and only daughter has her birthday in August so it is a special month for me, too. She is the person I love most to shop for which makes this a very fun month for me!

    Hugs to you,


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