We did it. The houseguests came, and the event on Friday and the brunch for 30 on Saturday (which was very fun) and the dinner out on Saturday followed by picking M up from the airport on Saturday night (poor thing, it took her about 12 hours to get home, just because of busses to airports and indirect flight).
Sunday was a slower affair — we slept and dawdled and ate leftovers and I finally got the poppies planted and then we want on a walk.
I am so happy to have M back. We are feeding her up and making plans to go for walks/watch movies/eat things.
Hoping to go to Death Valley — we’ll see if that will work out.