1) My sisters are coming to visit. It is their 30th birthday, can you imagine that? We are going to hang out, eat meals and cakes, give gifts and have a grand old time.
2) I will talk again with my editor friend at the New Pantagruel about the newest draft of my short story. I think maybe he did not like the new ending, as he wrote to tell me he had some questions. But if he still wants it I will re-write that sucker until it looks like Tolstoy.