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Getting off the bed, Tina put on her robe over her pajamas and shuffled out of the bedroom.
The house was quiet. Everyone was still asleep. Kit and Sunny wouldn’t wake up for another hour or so. Shane’s work usually started in the evenings, so she had always been sleeping late. Melissa and Chad had gone away yesterday for a vacation with Trevor.
This was actually Tina’s favorite time of the day. It hadn’t been new to her anymore to wake up so early due to some disturbing dream. Instead of trying to get some more sleep, each time after a dream she had been using the opportunity to enjoy some alone time in the house’s peaceful morning atmosphere. This time was no exception.
She yawned as she walked downstairs unhurriedly. A shiver ran through her body. Wrapping her robe tighter around herself, Tina came over to the fireplace in the living room, pushed a button on the remote control, bursting fire to life.
It was the middle of May, so it wasn’t very warm in Auckland, especially so early in the morning. However, the house was abnormally cool this morning. Tina was beginning to miss basking in the sun and enjoying its glorious California heat back home. Nevertheless, the climate was comfortable in New Zealand and Tina had adapted to it pretty quickly.
Coming to the kitchen, Tina got the coffee machine started. Reaching into the cupboard, Tina pulled out a mug and dispensed the freshly brewed coffee into it. She took a small sip and paused. With a frown she took another sip. The coffee tasted just a tad bit bitter for some reason. Tina peered at the coffee machine as if she would find the reason just by looking at the device. She made a mental note to tell Sunny about this occurrence.
She dropped a sugar cube in her mug, turned it about carefully with a silver spoon and tasted the hot drink once again. With a contented shrug the blonde walked up to the window and stared out of it.
Today she had an appointment with her therapist, and after that she was supposed to meet Kate to attend a garden club meeting that was held at Auckland Botanic Gardens hall. She was becoming highly involved with gardening and was actually considering a gardening job, but not without Kate’s input. Tina’s new friend and teacher concurrently had been quite supportive and encouraging for the whole time they had gardened together, and the blonde felt immensely grateful to her. The lovely extensive garden planted in the front yard of the house was both her and Kate’s creation now.