Friday, June 30, 2006

Surprise package

from Shannah at Obsidian Kitten!

A belated birthday present that couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you Shannah! There were so many special little things tucked into this package - it was like opening a box of treasure, and all packed in tissue paper and ribbon that is a very familiar shade of purple ;o) coincidence? I couldn't show everything in the picture at once! The dried lavendar was heavenly! There are also maglets, vegan candy (already gotten into by Mr.J), pretty cards, a cute book, wind-up toy and Japanese stationery (I thought it was a print until I took a closer look). She even sent along a half-dollar for Mr.J to add to his collection.

She remembered the girls had a birthday too.
They both loved their presents!

'Super Cat Squid'

'Pippi-Longstocking Jumping Spider'

What work went into these toys! They are so detailed! As always, the girls like stealing each other's toy better than each playing with their own - so kitty fights and ears-back sideways-jumping standoffs occurred several times during the night *helped along by the catnip packed with each toy, I'm sure ;o)*

Thank you Shannah! Very sneaky, and with some of these things I think you must have went through my blog with a notepad!
(How did you know I love Paul Klee art?)

Quiz, as seen on CarrieK's blog :o)
Your Dominant Intelligence is Spatial Intelligence

You've got a good sense of space and how the world around you looks.
You can close your eyes and "see" images. You have innate artistic talent. An eye for color and shapes, you're also a natural designer. Since you think in pictures, visual aids and demonstartions help you learn best.

You would make a good navigator, sculptor, visual artist, inventor, architect, interior designer, or engineer.
funny... I trained to be at least three of those.. and ended up being a computer programmer (and artist). hehe.


Carrie K said...

What an awesome belated birthday gift! For all of you. How sweet! Shannah made those toys? Wow.

Notice how my quiz results had zippo about spatial relations? I can barely make it down the hall without whacking into something. That's interesting that you trained for 3 of those professions. Programming is artistic too, you know.

RheLynn said...

Eep - maybe we need to get you a helmet CarrieK!

I wasn't cut out to be an engineer or an architect :o( at least, not in the sane logical by-the-numbers way they expect.

Artistic programming... hmmm.. yes I think my boss would agree with you. It works, but he often has to look sideways to understand why it works ;o)

Chris said...

What a lovely birthday package, for you and the girls!! That Obsidian Kitten, she's on the ball.

Heh, I got linguistic intelligence, but spatial should be up there. Heck, when I took the ASVAB (Armes Services Vocational Aptitude ... um, Barrage?! Battery??), I scored highest on spatial - best job, per that, would've been artillery.... ick.

Obsidian Kitten said...

I got linguistic intelligence too. Guess it makes sense that us bloggy types wd be spatial &/or liguistic.

I'm so glad you and the girls enjoyed your pkg so much! I had a lot of fun rounding up stuff for you.

It was my first foray into felted cat toys. I made my girls an eel (no legs, Isis eats yarn!) and am guessing i'm going to have to run it thru the washer/dryer to refelt it after some use.

But that's one of the things I love about felting--you can always re-felt stuff when it gets raggedy.

Great pictures too! You put big smiles on my face tonite.

amandamonkey said...

Awesome gifts!

I'm spatial, too. I'm a scientist, but one that uses powers of observation.

Carrie K said...

I can't find your comment thing for your migraine post, but I feel your pain. Hope it goes away! I had a bitty one, bombarded it anyway (took a pill instead of waiting for it to go away or get bigger) and then had a lovely nap in the middle of the day that Hez & I desperately needed.

RheLynn said...

I wish I had the forethought to do the same CarrieK! -- instead I let Mr.J talk me into a movie (it was 100 degrees here) - during which the headache increased. By the time I got home I was barely able to walk straight and he had to baby me for the rest of the night. The nap with Hez sounds wonderful! Sally was sleeping in the crook of my arm this morning with her belly up.