V is for…

V is for…

A bit of the jalapeno harvest

Violin… Finally! The instrument I played throughout most of my schooling.  Violin. I am glad I had the experience of playing an instrument. I haven’t picked up a violin and played since I got out of high school. Small world story… My husband also played the violin through high school. He used to strap it to the back of his motorcycle and go to school. I just carried mine to and from school riding the bus. In 10th grade I got bored. That is when I went to join the band and play the oboe (talked about that in the O’s).

Cabbage 2010

Vegetables… Sometimes I feel like a vegetable, but that isn’t why I chose this word. I am thrilled to have a garden where I can grow vegetables for us. Each year I seem to increase their sizes and before I know it the whole back yard will be tilled up (as long as I leave a drivable path back to the shop so my husband can load and unload big things like airplanes, I will be alright). I really get a kick out watching the changes in the garden every day. I make my rounds and smile when I see an eggplant start to form or the first flowers on the tomato bush. Simple joys.

Vertigo… Occasionally I have a problem with Benign Proximital Positional Vertigo. Basically, it is when the crystals found in the inner ear get out of alignment. I am lucky, it only happens to me once in a long while. When it has happened to me I am unable to move around at all and have to lay in bed until it goes away. Recently I learned about some maneuvers I can do (or an ear doctor can do them) to help realign the crystal and restore balance. The longest amount of time I have spent in bed is three days and the shortest being about half of a day. Mine dizziness is usually to the point where I can’t walk at all and any movement causes several nausea. There has been only one time when this has happened away from home. I was in Belize. It was frustrating to be laying in bed when I wanted to be out exploring.

More V vocabulary:

  • Vivid
  • Volleyball
  • Calley
  • Vanquish
  • Volcano
  • Velocity
  • Vague
  • Vain
  • Viscosity

Sincerely, Emily

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5 Responses to V is for…

  1. Dani says:

    Emily – It’s been fascinating learning so much about you through the A – Z. Thank you for sharing yourself 🙂


  2. Joanna says:

    I know two people who suffer with vertigo and one of them has been given the same exercises as you to get those pesky crystals back in the right place and she says they helped where nothing else did. Good luck ! I played classical guitar for a while in school but I was never very good, I am so impressed by your musical instruments, it must be wonderful to be able to play an instrument well 🙂

    • I have to say, I don’t play any instrument right now (other than flapping my gums – talking! or turning on the radio oh, or singing along to the radio too) There are times I think about playing something again, but never gte around to it. I am so glad I did play the instruments I did. It was always fun.

  3. zonnah says:

    Wow, Vertigo sounds just as bad as migraines; both something I would never want.

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