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

  9. 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. 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. Lucky Lady! Can’t wait to see a picture of your bouquet and the scarf.

  12. Well congrats, you little sports brain! And I will take a piece of that pie!:)

  13. 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

  14. 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!:)

  15. 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.

  16. 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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