Yes, that is a planner, on top of a planner, on top of a planner.
I even wrote a whole post on why I switched from a day to day planner to a monthly planner (it was $5 from Target) and why I didn't believe in those "$60 planners" anymore, and then the html wasn't working on the post when I previewed it so it got pushed to the back of the queue and eventually deleted.
The upshot was that my days are pretty regimented and I have them "planned" at school with a lesson plan book and I didn't need an hour by hour planner because that was overkill.
I actually switched to Google calendar for most of the summer because:
1. I didn't need to find a pen in order to write something down.
2. It provided reminders.
Then I realized I kind of hate technology and it doesn't provide the same level of satisfaction to use Google calendar. There was no way to mark things complete. You either did it or you didn't. Reminders I have set from July are still there, recorded. In order to move past things, you just have to delete them or ignore them.
No, that wasn't going to work. I need to cross things out.
Then I realized that habit is habit and a planner was a good thing. That was when I started looking for a new paper planner.
I found myself on erincondren.com with one of those "$60 planners" (which are $70 for some reason now) in my shopping cart.
I knew that wasn't going to work out. I could buy a lot with the $70+shipping that I'd spend on an EC planner.
Something about fall signaled that I needed a new planner and a fresh start, so I set off for Target and bought my fresh start for $9.
This was the last one at my Target...$9, hard plastic cover (double cover on the front) front and back. It seems durable enough. It's just navy and white on the inside. No cutesy stuff.
Tell me. What do you think about planners?
Planners and purses are two things I spend way too much time thinking about.