The new year is off to a propitious start. (No, I don't really know what "propitious" means, but one of my unofficial New Year's resolutions is to use more big words.) We slept in this morning, which for us means until 7:30 a.m., ate a leisurely breakfast, read the paper and watched some of the Rose Bowl Parade (including the 12 seconds that the combined Odessa/Permian high school bands were on camera). Abbye then took us for a walk, after which we headed out for a bike ride.
It was our first tandem ride since mid-November, and it felt good to be out together. The weather was almost ideal -- lower 60s, mostly light winds (and those were at our backs on the return trip), and mostly sunny. Judging by the other dozen or so riders we saw during the 20 mile jaunt, we weren't the only ones resolving to make 2004 a cycling year.
I hope your new year is suiting you equally well thus far.