I was just reading Mary Hunt's column in today's paper, and she talks about roasting her own coffee. She says it's cheaper and tastes better. She has a couple articles on her site about it, but I can't figure out how to link directly to them. Type "roast your own" in the search box, and the first article will come up; it has a link to the other one in it. Has anyone tried this? Or know anyone who has? I'm intrigued. Maybe I'll do it after I make my own baby wipes!
Secondly, does anyone know anything about making mandalas? (Mark? Apparently Carl Jung used them.) Catherine Newman wrote a column about them on babycenter, and I read an article about making them in Views and Voices this week. There's going to be a mandala conference nearby this summer, but it costs $720! How can I learn about them for less?