Over Coffee [06.05.14]

Oh man, you guys! Clearly an update is in order! If it wasn’t 8:45pm, I would definitely dive into a big cup of java.

1. You’d think I would have a million and one things to ramble on about in this Over Coffee post, but the truth is, I don’t. I feel like I am SO boring lately, which may be a large part of the reason I haven’t been blogging much.

2. Since April was kind of a blog-less month for me (minus a few posts here and there), nor a month of exploration, indulgence, or excitement, I decided not to write an April Favourites post. I’ve not been feeling very well lately, so my most “favourite activity” has been sleeping. Fun, huh?

3. April wasn’t all a bore. We were lucky to have my parents visit us for a few weeks. It was so great to see them, not to mention have some extra hands on deck to help out with Thomas, who is a very busy boy these days. I can’t believe they have actually come and gone. I really cherish the time with my family, and miss them already. I dropped them off at the airport quite early last Thursday morning, so by the time I was home to get Thomas up, he had missed their departure. Every day over their visit, my parents would sit on our patio waiting for Bubs and I to wake up for the day. So on Thursday when I brought him out to the living room, he ran over to the glass window to look for my parents and was confused when he realized they were not there. It truly broke my heart!


4. That being said, I am counting down the days until we go home for a visit this summer! Our flights are finally booked, and I’ll be heading to Calgary for the first time in two years before making my way to the Maritimes for a month of family, friends, and wedding festivities!

5. Adam and I took my Dad to a Brisbane Roar game two weeks ago. They were playing Melbourne in the A-League Semi-Finals (Australia’s premier soccer league), and won 1-0 to advance to the finals! As a soccer fan/player, I’ve been meaning to get to a game since we moved here, so was glad we could finally attend. Brisbane ended up beating Sydney Wanderers in Sunday night’s final to capture the title…wooo!


6. We also visited Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary during my parents’ time with us. I’ve been there with my brother-in-law before, but it was fun to see the little guy taking in all of the action. I was a little hesitant to put him on the ground with the kangaroos, but they were super gentle and obviously very familiar with human interaction. Thomas would pat the kangaroo’s head and laugh hysterically, over and over! It was definitely a great morning out.


7. I did my first spin class in god knows how long on Friday morning, and remembered why I enjoy throwing it into my workout schedule every so often. I was “good sore” all weekend! It’s such a nice break from the cardio room, and the time truly flies by.

8. TV Show obsession: Downton Abbey. Okay, so this also might be a contributing factor to my lack of blogging lately. My only time to really write is in the evenings when the Bubs is down for the night, but many of my April nights were instead dedicated to Season 1 and 2 of Downton. I don’t know where I’ve been all these years or why I haven’t been watching it all along. Soooo good! I’ve just started Season 3, so Shhhhhhh!

9. I got a new blender! Yes! After a year of complaining about my horrible one that barely functioned, I bit the bullet and ordered an Omniblend. I had my eye on a Vitamix or Thermomix, but they are both so expensive for someone who may not be living in Australia for years to come (the voltage/power ports are completely different so I could never take it with me if we moved). Anyway, the Omniblend has been amazing so far. More on it (and its creations) later this week!


10. I recently got slammed by spam comments in many of my old posts due to a glitch in one of the WordPress widget updates. For the most part, these are just plain annoying, and I had to go through and manually delete as many as I could. However, I always get a kick out of some of them:

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I need to start using that phrase.

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Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.34.56 pmGrandma is right. Cake makes everything better!

11. Umm…I think that’s pretty much it. Told you I haven’t been up to a whole lot! I’m truly hoping to get my blogging groove back a bit in May; I miss it. I have a few things up my sleeve, including some exciting news and an amazing contest for all you Aussie readers out there! So make sure to stay in the loop. Hope your May is off to a fabulous start, and wishing my Alberta friends some sunshine to melt away that ridiculous snow!!!

10 Thoughts on “Over Coffee [06.05.14]

  1. So… I definitely don’t think your life is boring at all and I was excited to see you pop up in my reader… hello! Very fun that your parents came for a visit – so nice to spend time together :) And can’t believe you are heading over to the homeland soon. I know I’ve said it before, but if you make an impromptu stop in Toronto, I expect a call! Glad to see you and your family is doing well xo
    ps. My sister is also obsessed with Downtown Abbey… I think I need to start.

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on May 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm said:

      I haven’t been to Toronto in years! My best friend lived there forever, but moved to Calgary…so I’m not sure when I’ll be back. Always such a good time!!!
      Downton is the besttttt! If you’re into 1920s soap operas, of course hehe. I didn’t think I was, but now I am hooked.

  2. I’m with you girly, I feel pretty boring too! My life lately has been sickness, work and church things and that’s it – and in cooler weather I get SO lazy haha. All I want to do is snuggle up by the fire of an evening, not go anywhere!

  3. Heeeeey buddy. Glad you had some family time and Thomas got to hang with the golden oldies 😉 But downton Abbey….it’s like a sleeping pill in TV show form! Also keen to see how the blender fares- I’m in need of one!

    I still stand by you come visit Sydney…however, will shoot you an email regarding a potential QLD trip!

    PS….You’re a bad parent. You let Thomas play with his food (kangaroos).

    • Kelly @ Femme Fitale on May 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm said:

      Hahahah! Adam would totally agree with you. I think he just agrees to watch Downton with me so that he can have an excuse to take an hour snooze on the couch!!

      Make sure to keep me posted on your trip :)

  4. Aaahhh! You’re parents are so cute!!

    Let’s get together when you’re home this summer… I’d love to catch up!


  5. I just stumbled across your blog for the first time today. It’s nice to see another fit expat living in Queensland!

    I just finished season 4 of Dowton not long ago. Such a great show!

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