Double Nickel

I was born May 16th, 1969. Today is my birthday.

My husband said I’m a “Double Nickel”. 

I’m considered “Generation X”.

My Horoscope is “Taurus” (though I do not believe it means anything).

My birth stone is Emerald.

And my Birth flower is “Lilly of the Valley”.

It’s been a fun day. When I went into work, my office cube wad decorated and there was doughnuts and a gift basket full of snacks, office supplies and things I like. One of the employees bought me lunch and my supervisor bought us all our favorite Dunkin Doughnut drink.  I ordered a frozen coffee with almond milk and blueberry flavoring with whip cream on top. 

I do not feel older but looking back, things have changed. Enjoy these little interesting facts from the day I was born.

May 1969

-President- Richard Nixon.

-Minimum wage- $1.60

-Number one song- “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in” by The 5th Dimension.

-A bottle of Coke- .10 cent

-McDonalds Burger- .18 cent

-A loaf of bread- .23 cent

-Gas- .32 cent per gal. 

-New Mustang- $2,848.00

My husband plans to take me out to eat tomorrow night to my favorite Steak House and my daughter will stop in next week when she gets home from the beach. 


Do you snore?

Most people do not know they snore until someone else witnesses it. 

When someone tells you that you snore, it’s hard to accept for some reason. 

I remember my daddy used to snore really bad. I’ll never forget one time he was sitting in the choir booth at church and his head fell back and he snored really loud. We as kids just giggled. I’m sure he was embarrassed at the time. 

Well, I must take after my dad because Nick told me I snore. I snore every night and I snore loud! It has been keeping him awake at night. He took a video of me asleep in my recliner one night while supposedly watching tv. I was snoring. Guilty as charged.

It seems to keep getting worst. I blame a lot of it on my excessive weight gain. 

I am not ready to see a doctor about my problem. I am afraid he will put me on one of those machines. There is no way I can sleep with something over my face with tubes and wires. No thank you.

So, Nick told me about a mouth peace called ZQuiet.  I put it off for a while but when I started waking my ownself up by snoring, I figured I’d give it a shot. And guess what? It works!

When we sleep, our bottom jaw will fall back causing the air flow in our throat to become smaller and it can cause the snoring. (Something like that). ZQuiet is a simple little soft plastic mouth piece that fits over your top and bottom teeth. It holds your bottom jaw slightly forward in it’s natural position. This causes a better air flow and the snoring stops. Now when you lay on your back and relax your jaw, you will think about this. Haha. 

If you snore, you should give this a try. I got mine off Amazon HERE.

Snoring is can be caused by more serious problems so it’s always best to check with your doctor before trying alternatives (Though I didn’t).