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When talking about scheduled events or appointments can we use the following:

A. I am calling from Dr. A' office; I just wanted to let you know that you have an appointment tomorrow at 2:00 PM.

B. Yea, I have that in mind. [to mean like I already know about it and have made my arrangements]

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To have in mind is to be aware.

"I am aware of it."

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Not really. To have something in mind means you're thinking about it and haven't decided on a relevant course of action. The normal response would be something like I hadn't forgotten, but thank you for reminding me.

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Your definition of the phrase seems wrong and certainly is not the usage I am familiar with. For example, dictionary.cambridge.org says of have something in mind‌​, "to have a plan or intention"; it says nothing about "haven't decided". –  jwpat7 Apr 30 '12 at 17:00
    
@jwpat7: Having a plan or an intention doesn't necessarily imply its implementation. As always, meaning depends on context. –  Barrie England Apr 30 '12 at 17:37
    
@jwpat7: That definition is really a stretch from "Have it in mind [to do something]". But in fact no variants of "in mind" would normally be used in OP's particular context - except perhaps if speaker A had continued with "so don't let your preceding meeting over lunch drag on", in which case B might say "I'll bear that in mind". –  FumbleFingers Apr 30 '12 at 17:39
    
@FumbleFingers, while I agree with your comment that Barrie's definition is quite a stretch, I don't agree with the rest of your comment. To my understanding, OP's usage is not unusual. –  jwpat7 Apr 30 '12 at 18:14
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@Noah: Because the state of my not having forgotten preceded the reminder. 'I haven't forgotten' is also possible, but describes my state at the time of speaking. –  Barrie England Apr 30 '12 at 18:58
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You might simply say yes, I have it on my calendar.

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