I won, I won … flowers!

Oh my, such excitement here since I won a bouquet of flowers today. It was a big day in Regina. The Saskatchewan Roughriders hosted the Western semi-final football game against the Calgary Stampeders. My son is an avid football fan and so I’ve learned way more than I ever, ever wanted to about football.

On the plus side, I get a lot of knitting done. It was the first time Regina had hosted the Western semi-final in nineteen years. So the city was abuzz all week.

Most weeks, after a football game, my son calls into a local radio show and talks about the game. This week, he challenged me to call and I took him up on it it. I know enough football lingo to sound reasonably intelligent and I managed to make some good points. My son was impressed because the announcers asked me for my opinion on something. Well, thankfully I could answer the question which escapes me now. I was then told to stay on the line because I won a $25 bouquet of flowers from a local florist.

It was a fun end to a good day. My parents had come over to watch the game. We had a delicious supper followed by a Saskatoon berry and rhubarb pie. It was delicious.

When my flowers arrive, I’ll post a picture of them. My multi-coloured scarf is almost finished and so is the Canadian football season. Thankfully …

17 thoughts on “I won, I won … flowers!

  1. teeni says:

    HA! And you thought soaking in all that football trivia was never going to pay off! LOL. I can’t think of a nicer person for a bouquet of flowers to be sent to. But you did earn them so nice work!

  2. gardenmomma (Chris) says:

    Well! What a happy day for you! Congratulations. I love the little kitty you have protecting your garden. Have an equally wonderful week! Chris

  3. chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous says:

    I like your little kitty hiding in your garden.Good for you winning the bouquet.I don’t know anything about football. I couldn’t win a turnip. Congratulations. I can’t wait to see your flowers.

  4. Magic Cochin says:

    What a result! So glad you got a reward for taking on the footie pundits at their own game!Saskatoon Berry and Rhubarb – I’d love to try that.Love the yellow cat photo :)celia

  5. Alyssa says:

    It sounds like you are on your way to becoming the local female sports commentator! This could be a whole new career opportunity for you. Hope we get to see the scarf soon and the flowers!

  6. this is my patch says:

    You were very brave to put yourself forward on local radio, not something I could do, but well done to you. It was great to win the flowers for your efforts. I have just clicked on the link for Saskatoon berry, I didn’t know that us humans could eat Amelanchier berries, I know my blackbirds eat them off tree! x

  7. Layanee says:

    Kate: Good Job!!! I know NOTHING about sports! If I thought that knowing something about football would get me a bouquet of flowers then I would pay attention! Can’t wait to see the bouquet! Now I am craving rhubarb pie. Never had Saskatoon berries but I do have some shadblows around so thanks for that edible info!

  8. grannyfiddler says:

    congrats! i guess football’s not a dead loss… don’t forget to post a pic of the football scarf too!

  9. Cicero Sings says:

    Congrats on your big win! Flowers to cheer you all week through … for your guts in phoning in! AND sounding intelligent … on football no less!!!!! (my own mind would go blank and I’d be a blathering fool if I tried something like that).Pie sounded delish … I love rhubarb anyway. My friend would add Saskatoons to Blueberries …. spruced up the blueberries and tasted right yummy.

  10. Mary says:

    Congratulations, you lucky winner! I admire your bravery talking about football so publicly. I would have embarrassed myself so badly. LOL!Enjoy your flowers. I’m glad you had a wonderful weekend.

  11. Annie in Austin says:

    This proves that nothing can stand between the winterized gardener and the fresh flowers she desires! You must be a fast study – bet you kill the competition at something like Trivial Pursuit, too, Kate. Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  12. Clare says:

    Hi Kate! I am totally impressed that you did the football interview on the radio — I love it! And congratulations on the bouquet of flowers — are you going to press them? I (and Moose, of course!) could really go for a slice of Saskatoon Berry and rhubarb pie right now, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I’ll have to settle for Pop Tarts. Sigh. I love your yellow cat — so cheerful!:)

  13. Yolanda Elizabet says:

    Sounds like you had a great day Kate! We all need days like that to charge the batteries. Congrats on winning a bouquet, I hope it’s a very nice one.

  14. kate says:

    Teeni – I never thought that I would find mysel learning about football. Worse, I have to try and keep Canadian and US football separate. There are too many teams! Chris – That’s my Hazel corner in the garden. I love my yellow cat – made out of steel. Chigiy – Just hope that your sons don’t want to play and watch football! Celia – My son couldn’t believe that I won the flowers. He was amazed. The Saskatoon berry and rhubarb pie was delicious. It was a great combination. Alyssa – I doubt I’d do very well as a commentator – I’d rather be knitting! I’ll post a pic of the scarf and flowers when they arrive.This is my patch – Saskatoon berries are such a treat here. People guard their secret wild patches and hope they get there before the birds. Layanee – It’s amazing the things we do for flowers. Saskatoon berries are delicious. I love them in pies and jams! Cicero Sings – I was surprised that it was as easy to talk football on the radio. My son thought I did well and sounded as if I knew what I was talking about. Ahem!Mary – The good thing is that not many people I know listen to the football show! It wasn’t so hard and I was glad to have won the flowers. Lisa – I was lucky and I will post pictures. Saskboy – Why thank you – I was surprised that I won!Linda – The pie was heavenly and you certainly can have a piece of the pie. But hurry – there’s only two pieces left! I am going Saskatoon berry picking next summer. There’s easy access to rhubarb, but Saskatoons are harder to come by! Annie – It certainly does prove that – fresh flowers are a treat these days, especially when there’s snow outside. I’m not good at Trivial Pursuit though … I tend to be too vague.Clare – I hope the flowers are good pressing material. Lytton would tell Moose that the pie was really tasty – L. had some of the pie crust, which he loves. Yolanda Elizabet – It was a really good day- I couldn’t believe that I won flowers. I still don’t have the bouquet. When I receive it, I will post a picture.

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