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    Default Are YOU a planner.

    I know its been asked before, but I am bored, lol.


    So are YOU a planner, or do you like to fly by the seat of your pants.
    When it comes to your LO"s bday parties, are you scrambling for a cake, or gift etc the night before, or are you handing out invites 3 weeks (or more ) early, with gift in the closet well in advance?

    When it comes to your daily life, are happiest when the day is planned, or when its total chaos... and you don't know where you will be from one moment to the next??


    (P.S, I handed out W's invites for her party on Dec the 6th a couple days ago, and one mom said "wow, I would have given these on the 4th and prayed for the best, lol" )

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    I am totally, 100% a planner.

    I like to know exaclty what is going to happen. I need to have things sorted out and organized well in advance. Ex. My Christmas cards are sitting on my shelf waiting to be mailed....since last week lol.

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    Planner. Don't like surprises, but can roll with them.

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    Yes I plan my planning....lol

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    Totally a planner.

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    Kinda both... I like to plan events in advance, but I am an expert procrastinator, so I am usually scrambling for some stuff at the end.

    For everyday life, I like some spontaneity, like last weekend we went to the zoo in toronto, it closes at 4:30 so the day wasn't over... we just decided to take the subway downtown... there we saw a movie set, (with firetrucks and police cars too, so DS was super excited) checked out the holiday windows at the bay, DH randomly saw a friend, checked out some stores... just whatever we wanted to do we did- no planning. Sometimes that backfires and you are don't know what to do, but that particular day was perfect.

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    definitely a planner.
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    I would say in the middle. I can procrastinate like nobody's business, but I am pretty organized and usually on top of things. Our days are not super planned out but I have a general idea what we may do and then we kind of try to flow with it.
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    In the middle, ideally I like planning, but often get distracted and forget.

    I'm not often caught short though.
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    I seem to plan only so far the rest i fly by the seat of my pants
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    in the middle.

    I like things to have some structure, but I also love random things and love living in the chaos.

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    I am 100% a planner... in fact, I even take it to the point of 'lists'. I have lists for EVERYTHING.
    Now... if something does not work out as expected, I can roll with the punches.... but I may be stressing a little (OR A LOT!) on the inside!
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    For major things, we plan it out and plan it well. For normal day to day things, we just kinda go with the flow.

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    my gemini nature prevails. i plan like a madwoman at times and others i just don't give a hoot.
    it drives hinaguy crazy because there really is no rhyme or reason to it. hee hee. good thing there's something to keep him off balance!
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    I am a planner but I can do spontaneous events too but I am not quite as organized and relaxed. Both DS1 and DS2 put me on a routine early on and still do to this day like routine.

    I like lists and write a list every day even if it has only 2 items. I am a list freak! I am a planning freak too LOL!
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