We went up to visit my parents. This was our belated Thanksgiving. So we had a smoked turkey, of which I brought home not only the core of the carcass to make stock of tomorrow, but so much of the leg and wing bones that it filled another bag to freeze for a second batch later. \o/ Very tasty turkey. We also had noodles, green bean casserole, a lemon-ginger jello mold, the pear-ginger cobbler, and other items.
We got to try two of Trevor's artisan sodas: Verbal (lime and mint) and Golden Rule (lemon, ginger, and turmeric). They are awesome. See, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about when I say that T-America has nonalcoholic celebratory beverages that leave most alcoholic drinks in the dust. I have, on occasion, had homemade sodas before -- my parents' hippie friends, street fairs, SCA, etc. plus of course the epic draft root beer served at Brixx. But these recipes are top-drawer stuff. <3
Then on the way home, Doug spotted a new store in Champaign, Enchantment Alley. They've only been there six weeks, but they are doing well already. This thrill me because they're a broad-spectrum stuff store for like-minded supplies. Major sections include fantasy, science fiction, and Pagan. Upstairs is a gorgeous event space -- tables and chairs, a couple of couches, a breakout table, a separate breakroom, and a bathroom. I couldn't design a better space if I tried. :D They're looking for folks to teach Pagan classes, so we're going to discuss that. And it pays. I also managed to do some holiday shopping for Doug there. It's like a little slice of Terramagne.
All in all, a splendid day.