Yeah, my standards are pretty low at this point.... Anyway, I finished editing chapter 1, which went well. I read through it afterward and decided that part of it seems a little extraneous now, so I did some compressing, too.
And a relative who works in education gave me some books on conflict resolution, so I finished reading those. I don't see that they're necessarily going to alter much, but I suppose it's always good to make sure your diplomat actually, you know, sounds like a diplomat.