My planner is full of erasures!

Philippines
June 10, 2008 10:47am CST
Last week, I have updated my planner. I have written down all the things I need to accomplish this week. We had an orientation for students scheduled for tomorrow. I am supposed to meet up with a friend whom I have not seen for a long time on Thursday. I have an appointment at the British Embassy here in the Philippines on Friday. I had to erase all these. The orientation is moved on the 16th, my appointment at the British Embassy was canceled due to some issues I have with my documents which eventually caused my meeting up with my friend to be postponed as well. Well, I had to cross them out. Now my planner is full of erasures... Well at least only the page for this week. For those of you who use planners or organizers, do you keep them neat? Or will I see some erasures too in case I open your planners or organizers at this very moment?
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9 responses
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I don't have an actual daily planner that I use. I have post it notes. I make them daily and mark off everything on my list that I have got done or achieved. An actual daily planner would never work for me. I would have it all marked up because there are alot of days that I just cannot get around to getting everything done that I have planned so my list for the next day, is even bigger.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I do use post-it notes also. There are important things that I write down on post-its and stick them on my table or even on my calendar.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
My planner is my cell phone... since i never leave home without it... and it is very handy... i just put all my appointments in the calendar... that way there will be no messy erasures... and it is very easy for me to see what my next appointment is... i can even have an alarm for the very important ones so that i won't forget or be late to any...
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
There are times when I also use my cellphone for some appointments but I frequently forget to set the alarm for some appointments...
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
For schedules that I am not sure of, I use a pencil. But for those schedules that cannot be moved due to some prior arrangements that has been made, I use ball pen. However, yes, there are instances when you can't prevent surprised cancellations, I use ( ). So I still have a view of should be schedules and unfinished ones just in case.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Thank you for sharing!
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
10 Jun 08
LOL! :) I use planners and notebooks til they fall apart! :) I once lost one in a field and couldn't find it til a week later, after some huge thunderstorms drowned it... Erasures and crossouts? Really minor stuff compared to what I've done to the poor things! :) Remember The Milk for you! :) http://www.rmilk.com
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• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I wonder how your planner looks like right now...
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
11 Jun 08
The covers are missing and the spring binder is twisted out of shape... I recieved these planners from microsoft, and they are not available in stores, so now I'll have to transcribe all of my notes to the Internet while I search for more durable ones... maybe made of stainless steel! LOL! :)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
One that is made of stainless steel? Wow! Give me one if you find one!
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@ellie333 (21018)
10 Jun 08
Simply for this reason in address books as well as planners I will write in pencil then if a time and date are moved it can be erased without looking a mess and leave from for the new plan or address in the case of someone moving in my address book. I hope you have managed toreschedule all. Ellie :D
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• Philippines
10 Jun 08
So far, I was just able to work on the orientation. As for the others, well, I will have to wait until my agent gives me the signal.
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I always enclose as ( ) for every error or changes. I don't like to see erasures in my notes or planner! Once it has some marks like that, I am no longer interested to use it..I am that weird..LOL! Anyway, change is the only constant so we have to be flexible with the flow! Cheers!
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• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I actually enclose errors in a parenthesis. But because I was so pissed off by all the sudden changes in schedules, I crossed them out yesterday.
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@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jul 08
i used pencil on my planner because if ever there is a changes in schedule i can easily erase and change it to another schedule. i experience also a very dirty planner before but i've learned so instead of using pen i used pencil so that will easy to erase. i used my theocratic planner everyday so that i will be on the time of my schedule.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I do keep an organizer. Yes, I have cancelations and changes in mine too. I don't erase just in case I need to know the info for some reason. Unless it's something that I can erase, like changing an appointment. Just knowing I had to sometimes though lets me know if it's wise to change one again or not.
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@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
It do happens. I have my staff fill up all my meetings appointments in a week/month but sometimes there are postponements and delays so there are erasures. I really dont read them, I was just being informed by my stuff. My organizer should serve me on this but I dont even have time to put my schedule on my my organizer. Sorry for the late response. In the office I got a big cabinet with 3 lockers, one for my official files and 2 for my personal belongings.