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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:24:00 PM

l find l am a planner. Spend hours making lists and figuring finances etc. But then spur of the moment on some things, especially when l feel good.
What kind of person are you?
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San Antonio Spurs.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:57:16 AM

If I don't make lists and plan ahead, I would undoubtedly forget something important.
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I like both.
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A little bit of both.
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planner
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Both for me.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:55:31 PM

At the moment most of my decisions are made not by me but by the weather -- gotta mow when it's been dry for a bit, before more gets dumped on us and makes the grass grow even more.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 7:35:56 PM

Planned to go shopping with friend this afternoon, but spur of the moment l started moving frontroom furniture again. The big ole armoire was halfway to the opposite wall and stopped in front of the picture window. My small protest to mngmt saying only white can show thru the window....So l continued it on it's way and moved the 9 foot sofa out of the way. That meant my legs were over taxed so l cancelled the shopping and took a nap. Now l am glad as my frontroom was cleaned by the housekeeper and l moved the furniture after she left and didn't have to clean as l went.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:37:16 AM

Spur of the moment due to excess carrots given me, l said to the group "tomorrow l will make corned beef and cabbage"
So l got up early and cooked for a couple of hours because it's supposed to be hot later, and the fog hasn't left yet, which means it won't be too hot.
Now l am wondering how l will get this food hot to serve them out of doors at 5 p m.?? ME and MY BIG MOUTH.
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 10:58:17 AM

im an obsessive planner
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 10:28:59 AM

That's too bad Baylee as l love Google in general. Yesterday l looked on their maps just to get an idea where this new Sprouts store was in Petaluma as l don't go there often. The store's ad shows Fresno's map in the Petaluma ad????? Anyway l got lost but thought it was because l missed a main street turnoff because we were sightseeing and not paying attention. l am pretty sure it wasn't Googles fault this time. LOL.
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 9:47:12 PM

Tru, that sounds like it was fun! Sounds like stone soup or bone-button borscht.

About google maps - there was a Canadian couple a year or so ago who disappeared in the US west - in the mountains. Turns out they relied on google and got onto a summer road in the winter, got trapped and he died trying to go for help. She somehow survived until rescued, but I think it was just by chance, not a planned search party.

I've always loved reading maps, so I can figure out things for myself, and don't trust goodle - less and less each time they mess me around.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:13:41 AM

Spur of the moment that got out of hand:
Decided to take a pre-stuffed chicken breast to the little gathering of friends and told Shirley (no one knows her so it's ok to use her name) to call her troops. She told them l guess and my little snack of finger chicken, buttered bread, and sodas with few plain cookies, turned into a full dinner. Everyone showed up with something and we had tomatoes, radishes and celery and carrots, potato salad, sodas, cookies, cheese, popsicles and one man brought his dinner plates and drawer of silverware. l took one tiny tv tray and 3 more were added and the chairs and plastic forks , l think there was dip too. ????? We stopped passersby to help eat it all. Ended up about 10 people or more. l lost track.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 9:31:24 PM

Spur of the moment
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 8:35:42 PM

Baylee: Sounds great. Discovering new things from getting lost is my specialty. l used to love driving around and seeing new things, even works in my own area, because we tend to take the same old familiar roads. or l do. l am not hearing good things about Google's maps.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 1:07:10 AM

Over the weekend we thought we had a plan, and most of it worked -- but we were driving out of town with the dog, looking for a place to give him a run. We got lost - or rather trusted google maps to give the correct names to roads. Anyway, the turn I looked for never came, so we headed to the general area we wanted and found a fenced-in park, not on google maps at all. Two different female dogs were crazy about our guy, and he had a great time. So I've now got the newly-discovered place mapped out for the next time we are by that way.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 10:09:21 AM

I have plans for today that shouldn't take much time. Then home to print out my medical history.
THAT was a plan that stood me in good stead. Typing up my medical history with dates of quitting smoking and surgeries and illnesses etc. l keep it in my computer and just print out a few when going to a new Doc and let them put it in my folder. Also helps to refer to it when filling out new patient info.
l also keep a daily journal and calendar so l just look back and pull out info like this leg problem that this orthopedic dr l am seeing this week will need to know. Then l also update the medical record.
Trying to remember all the pertinant dates for a new dr was starting to give me headaches. l don't have an old family dr anymore.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 10:57:03 AM

Thanks tck for your input. Which seems about like mine.
My spur of the moment to the Farmers mkt yesterday did not work for me tho. l won't write again here about it as l have posted it just about everywhere l go. Mistake to think l can take people with me tho. Nuff said.
l like spur of the moment when everyone is able bodied and l am past that I am afraid. Smile.
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 11:19:10 PM

I'll jump in on this one..I'm kind of a planner, for most things I guess. But I'm usually open to spur of the moment stuff too....I just try n go with the flow. Plans are great, but sometimes just going for it is just as good:)
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 12:28:12 PM

Last 8 posts were just me....guess it's time to let this topic die.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 12:26:42 PM

The bbq is spur of the moment l guess as the notice of having it was only posted 2 days ago and only on the office door. So l will see it it comes off better than the only other one l went to here. A pool party which was indoors because it was "too hot" and was just a hot dog and store bought potato salad. Teensy slice of watermelon. Guess the budget was short that year.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 8:31:45 AM

suddenly decided to get a permanent after years of straight hair. lt hasn't taken very well. Wrong perm type. But at least it is body and will hold a set.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 12:05:24 PM

I used to be a big list maker, l still make lists, but shorter and my grocery list is often only 5 things, yet l buy a lot more. Maybe my lists are shorter because l have all l need? l was thinking that l just don't need to list everything..But on the other hand if l don't write it down somewhere, l forget. The prices l pay, so l don't pay more when l see what l think is a bargain. l have started adding the price paid to my freezer list. I find it helpful. Prices go up so quickly. Sales are not necessarily a sale. Tho l am not a slave to my lists.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:07:02 AM

l had a given amount of money in the bank and decided to use it for a bill that l want paid off. Spur of the moment decision and not really necessary because the bill is interest free. Household money and decided go ahead and so l did. Don't need anything and would just buy goodies and more and more things for the freezer. It's gone and now l won't buy those frivolous things.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 6:36:34 PM

Ddn't go and just got up from a nap. l was looking for Tenant's rights online and found a lot of financial info but that is not our problem.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 12:24:48 PM

Spur of the moment, kinda , cause l am thinking of going for a drive. Seldom just drive anymore...as we all know, it is expensive.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 11:13:01 AM

I have moved thru 3 other senior housing complexes til l chose this one. l planned each move so to better my living conditions in some way or another. After moving in to the first place. A two story place on a hill. Parking below and carring groceries up a hill and up steps to second floor, l knew l wanted a single floor place. 2nd place was ideal with window in each room and forced air and heat, but no specialists except to visit and not many sunny days. 3rd place, cold in winter and inadequate heater and had to go quite a ways to swim and shop. Third place is where l am and has double pane glass but the shade tree blew down. Shopping is one block and lots of choices within 10 blocks. l made lists of pros and cons and learned as l went what was important to me. l am happy as can get in senior housing...they are small. The Drs are getting harder to find who will accept medicare as it won't pay what they want.
l have planned yet still...Not perfect.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 4:52:17 PM

This is a spur of the moment l wish l had planned better .
l went to the grocery store, then saw trees for sale $9 ..imagine ! Spur of the moment decision. Buy one. Always wanted a plum tree. Why not?
first mistake buying a tree for my small patio space, second mistake buying a tree at a grocery store, third mistake not checking type of growth habit, fourth mistake planting it to shade my happy sunshine loving clematis. Spur of the moment is not always good. Sometimes it is, but not this time.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 12:13:37 AM

Lots of bugs love me, from blackflies and skitters to fleas and anything that stings. And I'm allergic, so I have to be careful around them.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 9:08:59 AM

Baylee sorry l am not thinking. Was only picturing the moving river. :(
We have some spraying in areas around the bay area l remember for mosquitos mostly. When we went camp/fishing in the valley (middle of CA) we were bitten a lot by mosquitos and other bugs. l sometimes had to go to the car and sleep. Husband never bothered. l was so thin then, l couldn't understand that scenario.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 11:35:58 PM

Tru, there are always lots of spots near water, especially on flood plains, where the water level goes up, then drops and leaves a lot of puddles. And there are lots of wetlands and ponds around as well. Nice for the spring peepers, too, so that helps a tiny bit to make up for all the bugs.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 9:28:27 PM

Baylee thought mosquitos bred in still water?
I too have lists or journals or pages of garden plans, food in freezer, things to buy, passwords, temperatures, meds etc. l like the journal style but l still use a pocket calendar (which has never been in a pocket or purse, l like the size and as l shred the journals l transfer medical info and temps etc.) l write when l change water filters all sorts of things. Anyway today was a spur of the moment day, as was yesterday due to health concerns. Nothing serious, just probably dehydrated..find out more next week after doc checks electrolytes. Always something ...
Playtime: l like the idea of goals. The sense of accomplishment when reached.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 9:53:22 PM

Tru, I like to pick out the mat colour to tie in with the picture, as well as the frame, and in this case it will be a challenge, since I've got 4 prints and 4 different colours and sizes of frames.

About the blackflies, it happens all over the north all spring, and the only way to avoid them is to stay in a city. And the mosquitos have a head start on us, since we have a branch of a river going through the back yard.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 9:22:59 PM

I used to make a lot of lists when I was young & single. Instead of making New Years Resolutions I would make a list of all the things I wanted to buy in the next year. I stuck to it & almost always got everything on the list by years end. I just had to be reasonable & not let myself feel bad I didn't always reach my goal. I just felt good about what I did accomplish. I know I would not have gotten all the things I wanted if I had not done that back then.
I think If I went back to making lists I would get more of my projects done.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 4/8/2013 9:24:19 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 1:11:01 PM

Good afternoon tru. I have lists for everything. If the list turns into something too difficult to keep up with, it then becomes a spreadsheet. Some of those spreadsheets add and subtract, such as the one that tracks the contents of my 5-gallon coin bottles....

Oh yes, I am quite anal at times....
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 10:52:39 AM

ECoprius: Welcome and l must say you do a lot of planning, whether you write it down or not. Me l have to write it down or l forget, sometimes l forget the list. LOL. FB's loss is our gain. Your post made me smile and that is why l like these topics. We have several cruise enthusiasts on another of my topics.

Baylee: You will get it done. The other day a lady was looking at my waterfall pics and asked me "why do they Matte all pics? l like the entire frame filled with the pic" My answer was to make them look larger. What do you think? Looks better? She doesn't think it improves the pic. Mosquitos and black flies UGH...is it because of standing water or what?

[Edited by: trugasCA at 4/8/2013 10:55:18 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 12:20:59 AM

Tru, yes, our good weather at the moment is pretty much as you describe it. The best part about this time of year is NO BUGS! We get lots of mosquitos and blackflies later in spring, and I HATE BUGS!!!

Anyway, today I finally persueded the SO to go out with me and the pup to a doggie p-a-r-k, and then on the way back he finally agreed to go out to eat with me. Only problems were that I had wanted to get dishes done after we got back, and had wanted to go to an art store on the way to the place where we ate. I've got several cool prints that now have frames I bought, but they also need mats - all 4 need different sizes and colours. So I didn't have them with me and will have to wait til the next trip out that way to get the next step done. A bit annoying, but I'm well-fed and have enough food left over for about 3 more meals - yum!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:39:17 PM

I'm not much of a planner, or at least I don't think so. The only lists I make are grocery lists and Christmas lists. ;-)

My hubby & I are going on a cruise. He's been pouring over maps, finding good lodging for the day before as it was cheaper to fly into one city & drive to the port the next day. Next he took on investigating what to do on the cruise liner (it's not a ship... ships have deep keels); what to do on our stops, and booked our flight back home with a long layover b/t arrival at port & airplane departure b/c he has a niece to visit at our port city.

I take care of sharing getting the laundry finished, taking care of packing my stuff, making sure we have our medications, locking the house, notifying neighbors no one in or out (unless it's our kids), having the mail taken care of.

If we're driving somewhere we both work on what we'll do when we get there. Our options are limited because hubby had an after brain stroke that damaged the balance area of his brain & destroyed his left auditory nerve. I wobble, but unlike Weebles, I fall down. ("Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down.")

I'm also in charge of things to eat & drink on the trip... now that's mostly water since we're working our down on the scale & clothing sizes.

However, I too am a fritterer. I read, play on the computer, & can watch the clouds roll by or birds hunt for bugs & worms for ours on end. I love watching how flowers & trees move in the wind too.

I'm also a babbler...

Peace.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:08:25 PM

Good morning people who are planners and spur of the moment too...l do both quite well. As Baylee mentioned "frittering away time" l have been thinking about that and realize l do a lot of that as well. Since l am retired l have more time to fritter away. l don't do xwords or word games, or for that matter any games. But l am very adept at frittering. l can sit and look out the window for long periods of time. l can spend time driving for hours or used to ..just looking at other areas. Even around my own area.
l guess l am just not a very productive person anymore.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 2:20:55 PM

It was such lovely weather yesterday that spring fever struck and l went to Nursery and bought artichokes, bell peppers and eggplants. Put them in the wine barrels last night and it is now raining so all turned out well this time. Couldn't have planned it better.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:12:26 PM

Baylee: you are further north than a lot of posters and they are getting tired of snow. You mentioned "nice weather" and that means what? 50 degrees and no snow?
It sure looks like rain as l look out the window, but none predicted. We are supposed to be 68 degrees, but without sun, no fun.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:16:27 PM

Well. we ended up switching plans and staying around on Fri, travelling on Sat. But we eventually got done everything we had planned, and during nice weather too.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 9:51:52 AM

So change the topic a little. What have you planned that went awry?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 2:30:59 PM

In this way l planned ahead in my planting of my front border. We are no longer allowed to do that, but my flowering maple, planted last fall, is small now but will grow and give lots of shade in the afternoon picture window and my front room. lt is a plant, {shrub, tree} that has huge blooms which really appeals to humming birds. l can soon sit here in my recliner and watch them zipping around in front of me. Can't wait.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 9:22:45 AM

Good morning: Are you doing a lot of planning for Easter? Does it make a difference if you are male or female? l was thinking mostly the cooking and planning...
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 1:20:38 PM

Good you are safely home. Smile.
l am still drawing pics of where l want to put which plant so one doesn't shade the other and the tomato plant will be next to a reflecting wall and out of the wind. ETC.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 6:42:50 PM

Usually planned, but this trip had to be done now so we just went, now were back.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 10:23:51 AM

Frittering is good. Smile
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:04:00 PM

At the moment we are planning to take a day off on Friday, so we need to get a bit of an idea where we want to go. If we don't plan ahead we end up frittering away the time instead of doing something interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:05:44 PM

Well welcome reddevil and cd: l like to plan too. Hence my list of things to do on the spring topic. But when and if l get them done is another thing. How about you cd? does something mess up your plans?
l do believe we have to plan some things and even like when l was traveling and would set an itenerary and wake up the morning due to leave and be sick, l cancel and lose money... but those things have to be planned or you might show up to board a ship and not have room. ?? or not know when they leave? But l love spur of the moment trips too ...exhilarating to just throw some clothes in a bag and go. Ah to be young again...Smile.
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