I don't know, I guess it's just funny that there are patterns and rhythms that hold across years like that. Although they say that this winter will be warmer than last year for us at least, unlike last year, when the East Coast was lashed with snowstorms one after another. And I guess some support for that forecast was already given, with the Pacific Northwest getting a lot of snow since last month, but we're still relatively warm.
Oh well, the semester will end in a week and a half. The last day of classes will be next week Friday, and after that, there will be a final exam. Then there will be winter break, which will give me enough time to work hard on my dissertation without any distractions. Although there's an occasion to travel and give a talk (technically, I am just second author, so I am not the one giving it, but in case the first author gets shot and become incapacitated, I better be able to deliver it in his place).