I just scanned and uploaded my latest layout, this one about spending the July 4th weekend in Bear Valley. I like how it turned out and how many photos I was able to use without it looking crowded.
However, when I went to put it in the album using my post-it note / scrapping-out-of-order system, I realized I had a problem. I only had room for a 1 page layout in the designated space, not a 2-pager. My post-it notes rarely fail me. But in this case, I'd dedicated two pages to the trip, then ended up making a 1-pager about our visit to Columbia State Historic Park and this 2-pager, for a total of three pages from the same trip. Oops. Because of the configuration of 1- and 2-pagers already in the album, I couldn't just shift things without splitting a 2-pager, which is unacceptable. My tentative plan is to reduce a planned 2-pager down to a 1-pager, which is not ideal. The alternative is to add a page protector and insert a 1-page unplanned layout into the space. That might be a better choice, as I occasionally have 'everyday' types of layouts that don't need to stay within a strict chronology.
As I'm typing this, I'm thinking about my regular readers. Some of you probably totally understand my frustration and get why I can't split a 2-pager or why I can't put things out of chronological order in the album, even though I scrapped them out of order. Others probably think I'm crazy, inventing a problem where there isn't one. And others are probably thinking smugly, "This is why I never scrap out of order!" I won't call out who I think fits in each of those categories, but feel free to let me know in the comments. :)