As I read your post just now

I couldn’t help but cheer right along with you! I know every marriage takes both parties to keep things going and am glad to hear you are working on getting your business pumped up too. I am excited for both of you as you each learn new habits and learn to work together.

I am trying, too, to find new ways to get my income up for my coaster business. I am looking at taking an ad out in a relatively new local magazine that is more upscale in content and design. I believe it reaches the market I am trying to reach … middle to upper income earners who have some disposable income to spend on custom gifts. My goal is to get a call in to the advertising department for rates. Dh told me last night that a lady in his Rotary club works there. I said, “Let me see if I can find her name listed at the front.” (Where the list the editor, ad exec, sales exec. etc.) I found it and guess what? She is the Advertising Director.

One thing that is a confirmation for me to use this magazine, depending on rates of course, is two articles I just read. One is about a local band of 3 young men who are all Christians and are working full time jobs and trying to make a go of the band. I know one from the local Chick-fil-a. The other article was highlighting a local pastor from an island in the Caribbean, I believe, who is now living in our area. He furthered his education within an hour of here and stayed in this area to minister. Awesome stories, both of them.

Okay, now that I’ve put that out there, I need to put a date on that task/goal. My goal is to talk to the Advertising Director that dh knows by Monday and have a rate sheet in my hand so I can make a decision about ad space. Alright, every one, hold me to this and ask me if I’ve done it!