I mentioned last year that I often get a bit melancholy as one year passes away and a new one starts. It's been no different this year and made particularyly poignant reflecting on the disaster in Asia. We spent a quiet New Years Eve at home. I don't have any real concrete plans for 2005 besides doing some sailing. No resolutions. My mother-in-law is over for a visit while Jenny under goes some elective surgery. It will take a few months for Jenny to fully recover.