These weeks from the end of Daylight Savings until the Winter Solstice can be tough. The days are just too short.
The time change has the sun go down an hour earlier when the days are already getting short. Then they just get shorter. This last week has been especially noticeable.
The sun is officially setting around 4:30pm now. Which means at 3pm, it's really feeling late.
I love the cooler weather and winter in general. I mean, we do raise wooly mammals. But I am looking forward to the Winter Solstice next month. ;-)