Thursday, August 5, 2010

How Did a Nice Girl Like Me Get Mixed Up with Domestic Divas?

Domestic divas, pththththt. Right. Why would I cook when I'm surrounded by wonderful restaurants with takeout? Besides, if I cooked, I would have to shop for groceries, wash dishes, and the oven might need cleaning. Not to mention that I live across the street from Sophie Winston who always has something wonderful on the stove.

I'm Nina Reid Norwood, and Sophie is my best friend. When she and Mars moved into their historic house, I happened to have an adorable hound puppy who needed a home. Naturally, I paid them a visit and could tell in minutes that they were the kind of people who would love a dog. Of course, the puppy, whom they named Daisy, helped a lot by being adorable and having trouble navigating the steep stairs. Sophie and I became fast friends right away, even though we're very different when it comes to matters of domesticity.

My husband is a forensic pathologist, you've probably seen him on TV. He's always traveling, which leaves me plenty of time for my passion -- fostering and placing homeless animals. And for getting into trouble with Sophie. Since she and Natasha moved to my block, life has become very lively. Natasha is a pill, of course, and I would never let on that I sort of like her. She's so self-absorbed.

I'm usually fairly outspoken and not a bit shy. But running into my old flame, Kurt, threw me off my stride. Talk about scared! I was afraid to stay in my own house by myself. Krista wrote all about it in The Diva Paints the Town. Okay, I know I shouldn't have gone out with Kurt, after all I'm married. But it was just for old time's sake, it wasn't like I planned to have an affair or anything. Boy, did I learn a lesson!

Have you gone out with an old flame? How did it work out for you? Hope it didn't lead to murder . . .

~ Nina Reid Norwood
Domestic Diva Mysteries

9 comments:

  1. I can't say that I've gone out with an old flame. Once the fire is put out, it is out. Looking forward to seeing you and the gang again in December.

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  2. I wish I lived near Sophie, too. The flame I'd be drawn to is the one in her barbecue. Those meals she cooks sound utterly delicious!

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  3. Hi Nina,

    Phew! Don't even mention old flames to me. Mine always come back to haunt me. I recently became engaged, but my ex-boyfriend is refusing to take no for an answer.

    Skye

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  4. Thanks, Dru! I thought everything was over with Kurt. It was! Really. I just wanted to chat. . .

    Willow, Sophie and I wish you lived closer, too. Natasha would envy your embroidery skills would undoubtedly try to out-embroider you! I don't think she could -- but she would try.

    Hi Skye! Uh oh, watch out for that old flame. Take it from me -- they're trouble!

    Nina Reid Norwood
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  5. "Hope it didn't lead to murder . . ."

    Not yet, at least. ;-)

    Becca Robins
    (hijacking Paige's email)

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  6. HI Nina,

    I enjoyed your post - and as for old flames? Well, life would be perfectly fine if I never saw my ex-fiance Eric ever again. But I have a feeling I won't be that lucky.

    Nice meeting you!
    Grace

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  7. Oh, Becca! Why do I think I see problems with your ex?

    Grace, this seems to be a common problem. We go right on, minding our own business, and whoosh, when we least expect it -- those old flames show up and cause problems.

    ~ Nina Reid Norwood
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  8. Nina, so sorry to chime in late, but love that you save homeless animals! Love it! You are a darling woman and I love that you are Sophie Winston's friend.

    ~Avery

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  9. I'm chiming in late too, but anyone who rescues animals is friend of mine!! And I love those pictures of the desserts you published. Delish! I think things are going to be heating up for you, and I don't just mean in the kitchen.

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