Finally asleep. Poor punkin had a cold last week that turned into a double ear infection & now he's battling a stomach bug, all while teething. Unfortunately we can't always keep our kiddos from getting sick. But. We can help them through it & keep them comfortable by mixing a little "magic" with modern medicine.
Lavender is my go-to EO for the little ones. I always keep Lavender Touch from dōTERRA nearby. For Grant I put it behind his ears, along his jaw line & on the bottoms of his feet to help soothe & relax him.
Note: lavender is also safe to use on dogs 🐾
Ford F-250 Update: We’ve dropped the motor oil and refilled with 5 qts. of 10w30 with the addition of Shell X-100 ZDDP (zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) additive, and using a Wix 51515 oil filter. We have also confirmed the identity of the transmission, a New Process 435 four speed gearbox with a “granny” first gear. The NP435 is a super robust tranny that was literally used in Ford and Dodge Trucks from the late 60s to the early 90s! Whoever swapped in the FE block v8 seems to have known what they were doing (still need to find the block #s to try to confirm how many cubic inches we’re working with). Additionally the truck is still sporting its factory Dana 24 divorced transfer case! Kyle ordered some GL-4 spec Redline MT-90 for the transmission so hopefully we’ll change that out soon, followed by the transfer case oil, and then finally the Dana 60 rear and the Dana 44 front differential oils. At that point, all fluids will have been changed and we’ll move onto the brakes!
While I'm in a reflective mood... (and now that it's late enough so that hopefully no one is looking 😂)
2017 has been an interesting year for weightlifting. Had some ups and downs, met some cool new people, and went to some cool new places. Also managed to participate in some other events in-between/concurrently with my meets (MAXLifts, 2017 CrossFit Open, Wodapalooza Qualifier, CrossFit Team Series, Rookie Rumble, TFX Qualifier, CrossFit LiftOff... We may never know if any of that had any effect on the lifting 🤔). Time to take a little break from lifting hardcore (those of you In The Know know that me saying that means almost nothing...also AO2 will be here before you know it) and focus on getting my Functional Fitness ready for some #crossfitopen action (which will also be here before you know it 😩).
1) April 29 - Liberty Barbell Classic, Philadelphia, PA
2) June 3 - West Chester Summer Classic, West Chester, PA
3) July 29 - American Open Series 2, Miami, FL
4) December 16 - West Chester Winter Classic, West Chester, PA
So for context:
1) I had to go on a business trip prior to this meet starting Wednesday and was scheduled be back in PA at 8:40pm yesterday.
2) Since it had the audacity to snow in Philly, I didn't get back into PA until 10:30pm, and I didn't get home until 12:25am (made it lol). And just for fun-sies, I didn't actually put head to pillow until about 3am (I have some trouble winding down)
Despite all of that, I managed to have what was probably my best lifting day yet: competition PRs in snatch, C&J, and total, and first time going 6 for 6. I had a pretty mediocre showing last time I was here, so it felt good to redeem myself. Thanks to @wclifting for hosting another great meet!
Snatch: 57, 59, 62
C&J: 67, 71, 75
when your legs are finally long enough to reach the clutch. c taking the ‘39 #farmallA out for a spin for the first time this afternoon. #maplecrestfarm turns 100 this year; c represents the 5th generation of elwell/rich to take the wheel of that machine. #stilltruckin#nofarmsnofood