Hi Beck - don’t know what your particular scenario is, but one thing I like about adornments is the ability to make smart adornments, in case you weren’t aware that adornments can have queries as well.
I do a thing where I set up an adornment for the day, but don’t actually put anything in it yet. I make my notes on the map below, and then when the day is done, with this action code applied (using a stamp that also sets size and other stuff)
$Created==$Created(adornment), all the notes will jump onto the adornment in a neat grid. There’s sometimes a bit of adjustment needed if there are a lot of notes for that day.
I find it psychologically satisfying to have notes messy and ad hoc while I’m making them, but neat and ordered when the day is done.