I'm going to try the full page variety of planner page for a few weeks. We'll see if I like it enough to keep going. I already have a few changes in mind for the page, so I'm glad I didn't print out 52 of these.
Part of the problem is that my desk is too crowded. I've been organizing different parts of the house, so my desk has been neglected and abused, becoming the dumping ground for items that I found during the organizing that need to find new homes. The things that actually live on the desk have been smothered by the homeless, causing a bit of a mess. Among the craziness is the camcorder (recently found), a stack of burnable c.d.s, the thermometer that was used often last weekend on baby, son and husband, a dry erase marker, last year's Father's Day card (husband doesn't know what to do with cards, it's not his thing), the camera and the camera case (sitting side by side so they can take up twice as much space), an old planner, a disk with cider press plans on it, a dictionary (found and needed for the ongoing scrabble games with husband, just needs a good home), a seed catalog, two books I made for Christmas, and the scrapbook from our wedding that I had been looking for and wanted to show the kids. Oh, and the sewing machine is still here too, I don't notice it anymore. That's how long it's been here.
If all this was cleaned, organized, and given homes, there would be room to actually set my notebook down and open it. Today, I will make room and see if that helps the planner situation. If not, I'll be going back to the smaller, more mobile variety, or I'll put dates on a little spiral notebook and use that.