Giftie's blog and thought I didn't need to follow this tip because I always remember to write things down in my calendar. Ha!
My mom and I schedule our appointments together (we're both transplant patients) and last night I called to talk to her about what time I would pick her up and other plans. When we were about to hang up, I said "I'll see you tomorrow". She asked why and I was a bit confused - because we're going to Vanderbilt I told her and she responded, but that's Tuesday (forgive my lack of quotes).
Right there on my calendar, on the 29th, I had all the details of our appointments. She had it down on the 30th. Hmmm. I started looking through the cards in my planner and found the above appointment card; notice it says "mom" on this one, threw mine away but kept hers in case she wanted it. Looks like she was right, my appointment isn't until the 30th. I am so thankful I had that card so I could confirm the correct date. As it turns out, I had the correct date in my future pages but transferred it to the wrong date on my weekly pages. A good case for confirming your appointment a few days before!
Those appointment cards don't take up much space, go ahead and keep them - stick them in a planner pocket or clip them to your monthly calendar - one day you might be glad you did.