Where are we? The last road sign was in Gaelic…

The party’s over. The house will seem big and empty without the antics of my three guys, the last of whom leaves today. It was wonderful to have them all home for a few days and we had a grand time. In fact, we had so much fun that we took no photos. Not a single one. Suffice it to say that we opened presents, played various games, ate way too much, hosted the bride-to-be’s family, and talked, talked, talked. By last night we were all exhausted so we decided to relax by watching Local Hero, a favorite film that I have not seen in years. It was the perfect choice.

Local Hero has incredible scenery

and wonderful, quirky characters.

Whose baby?

The comedic timing is perfect…

and, of course, it has one of the greatest soundtracks ever.

Local Hero was the perfect choice for the last night of vacation. Really, it’s the perfect movie to watch almost anytime, especially when you need to be reminded of how good life really is. That’s all I’ve got for this bleak (it’s snowing) Saturday in January, but maybe it’s enough.