I have been working on getting on the Amazon Marketplace, which has it’s own set of issues, but honestly is not moving as slowly as the co-label situation and the Rocky Mountain region of a national chain’s acceptance. It moves the way it moves, and while moving at a snails pace for me, I understand it is normal as I am technically out of my regular area of food service.
I have been continuing to work on recipe development for the next few sauces. I keep thinking I have them where I want them, and then have a thought and have to give it a test before I head into the lab. I probably would be pushing myself harder to get solidified recipes, but don’t want to commit to the outlay of money while I am sitting my first batch of cocktail sauce. They are more sauces based on vegetables and not ketchup/tomato paste with lots of spices and fun(!).
I have my first two trademarks approved and have until January 15th to finish the paperwork and pay the final fees which I am stoked about. I don’t really think that anyone was going to jump on any of my “creative work” so soon, but need to have them in place for hopeful eventual buyout, but then again, when things do take off who knows what sort of copycats will show up to the game.
I have started running again and have my eyes on the Triple Trail Challenge for next summer. A trail half marathon in June, the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase in July. and the Mid-Mountain Marathon in August. I am toying with the idea of Running the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in January of 2020, and while feasible, it is wedged between Christmas Break and Sundance Film Festival, so that is what the real challenge is for me, getting away and being able to race and still have enough fun in the parks to really justify a trip to Orlando.