To mangle-ise and old Andy Williams Christmas classic: "It's the most DE-PRESS-ING time of the year!"
Three months of winter are spread out before us. Three months of cold, wind, snow and ice. Stuck indoors with not a legitimate holiday in sight. Three months of 40 hour work weeks, where the little voice inside your head can't pipe up and say "Fuck it ... it'll wait until after the holidays." Because guess what time it is? After the holidays.
So welcome back to the most dreaded week of the year.
But there is a silver lining to that black cloud hanging over your head. Deep inside you ... you know that by the end of the week, you'll have adjusted and the routine will have set in again.
And that's what it's all about.
So, if you'll excuse me, I have some work to do.