Here's a weird funfact: November appears to be magic. This time last year -- and now -- I'm experiencing a sudden surge of normalcy. Motivation to do tasks matched by the ability to actually do them! Last year I held a Thanksgiving party where I cooked for 25 people with marginal help. I got an enormous amount done at Stanford by setting a schedule for myself to complete a large number of tasks before I went home for Christmas. And now it's happening again! Now, here's the bad part. There was a downturn starting in December that became one of my worst, slow-motion crashes of all time. I was essentially crashed for the first five weeks of the new year. Did I do too much and that's the payback? Did the sudden surge of normalcy 'wear off' but I kept going, used to my new, expanded energy envelope? Was it unrelated? (I did become intolerant to one of the pills I relied on at that time, but talk about a chicken-or-egg problem!) So: First, has anyone else noticed this? Especially with cooling temperatures? Has anyone noticed an attendant surge of poor health once winter really settles in? Very curious to see if anyone else has experienced this.