They dutifully returned on Wednesday to find Presiding Officer Trisha Marwick had decided she missed them so much she wanted to see more of them.
New rules approved this week will mean the chamber of the Parliament will sit on three days of the week not two, and committees will be spread over three days instead of two.
Will it mean more work? Don't bet on it.
Still no Parliamentary business on a Monday or a Friday and the changes are merely a shuffling of the timetable of business.
All it means is the time for ministerial questions asked on a Thursday morning is moved to a Tuesday afternoon and is swapped round with the Tuesday afternoon committees.
The only real change is that ministers can be asked questions earlier in the week and – if necessary – can be called to answer on an emergency or matter of great importance a whole day earlier.
More of a re-jig than a reform and certainly nothing radical.
HOPEFULLY Labour's Jackie Baillie won't get too confused by the changes as she seems to be having trouble with her days of the week.
On the Legionnaires' outbreak in Edinburgh she spoiled what otherwise could have been a well intentioned and rational response to Nicola Sturgeon's statement on the issue.
She told the health secretary NHS Lothian said it started on Thursday, May 28 not the 31st as she had said, and thus questioned the swiftness of the government's response.
Ms Sturgeon was quick to point out the Thursday. May 28, is not a date this year, the website was wrong and advised Ms Baillie to "check her calendar". Oops!
ALEX Salmond sat down yesterday with the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, who is tipped to be a future Chancellor of Germany.
What's this got to do with Glasgow, you ask. Well the rising star in German politics is called David McAllister.
Yes, the potential next leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world is half Scottish.
His father is from Glasgow so, if he does become German Chancellor, can we expect him to take inspiration from JFK's famous speech in the German capital, for his inauguration address by stating "Ich bin ein Glaswegian".