That is the word on a number of issues.
We've worked out an agreement with the lessee of the land we want to buy, so now we're settled to go ahead with the purchase.
We've settled on a time for the boys' piano lessons although still have to pin the program down for a theory lesson time but half is settled anyway.
And it's also the word for what we're doing on the 'bringing dh's dad here' front. We're settling for going with dh's brother's date preference. It's not like dh is any less busy than his brother, but it seems like we are often acquiescing to his brother's (or his brother's family's) dictates and whims. I have to ask Epi if I, as the older sibling of two, always insists on having things my way.
That reminds me of another just-a-brain-fart point. I wonder if dh's brother will get his own share of cosmic justice when he's decrepit and his kids will be so preoccupied with their own kids that they will put his needs last. It'd certainly serve him right.
"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)