Vacations are never an easy time at Casa Fields. The two week winter break back in February, although punctuated by a brief period of respite for me personally, was overshadowed by an uncomfortable, nagging unpleasant attitude of negotiation. I’m not a haggler. I don’t care about making a deal. The sooner a transaction is overContinue reading “Negotiation”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Wise Decisions

I am over here rolling my eyes because, when I first started my detailed explanation of the Ideal Life Exercise, it so happened that this theme was the first one I ended up writing about, in an article entitled, “Getting Bossy with Myself.“ I hated this theme then, and I still hate it now. SoContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Wise Decisions”


Influenceable. I had to check and see if that was really a word or not. Easily influenced would have been my first thought, but I wanted a word that sounded more like Influencer. This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but I have a very very strong dislike of influencers. ThisContinue reading “Influenceable”