As soon as I can get to Albany next, I'm going to purchase a Sasco Year Planner for our wall. We get one every year. Since our early days of marriage, Duncan and I realised we needed a shared calendar, up on wall, so we can both see it. It saves a lot of drama with double booking, believe me.
The nicest thing about January is that the calendar is blank. It's my 'eye of the cyclone' month, sandwiched between a busy December and when things start cranking up again in February. It's nice to feel so 'available' and to write distant future events on the calendar with eager anticipation, rather than dread.