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Tesla Model Y: Update on Ownership after 6 Months in NYC

This month makes 6 months since I went with my husband to pick up our Tesla Model Y we named Baymax. 6 months of ownership and I’m still in love. Husband doesn’t drive much but he has little complaints so far. We love it. It’s been lovely. But of course with it’s small faults.

Issues

I love wagon strollers. It fits both the kids. I can take them anywhere and it’s fun. The kids love it. 4 year old with diagnosed autism and a 1 year old. Both full of energy. I love the wagon strollers. But we ran into space issues. It’s difficult or damn near impossible to get our babytrends stroller wagon inside. I’ve debated the wonder wagon at this point. But not sure dimension wise if it would result in the same issue even though it folds. To fit the wagon we need to push the middle seats very forward. Car seats and all. It makes the front seats uncomfortable and have to find a comfortable position to drive beforehand. Takes a lot of planning. Unfortunately might have to give up the wagon for a smaller stroller. But we shall see if we get the wonder wagon (review on that when it happens. Yay)

Savings

As a New Yorker or living in the city. I don’t drive enough everyday. I work a hybrid schedule and run errands: groceries, appointments, pick ups, drop offs, occasional travels to nearby states. In this moment as I write this blog, I’ve put on 4,629 miles on the car. Monthly that would be about 711 miles. But in days to be more exact: 26.45 miles per day. We owned a CRV previously which on average gave us 27 mpg. Held about 14 gallons of gas. Average 370 miles we would get out of the Honda. I usually filled when it had 100 miles left. Every 2 weeks and spent 27 dollars at the time. Now with raised gas prices: 42 dollars. According to the Tesla App with their new updated I’ve supposedly saved about 98 dollars.

Current Charging Stats

Personally it’s more like 85 dollars but with the occasional road trip I can tell why the numbers would be off. Where I go I can plug into a family members home and let it trickle charge for the weekend. Saving more without supercharge. As you can see I tend to charge more at home which is slow but good for the weekend and the amount of driving I do. I would say the savings goes up since we use ConEds Smart Charge Rewards program.

If you don’t know what that is. It’s a program from ConEd for your EV where you can earn a bit of money back (goes to your PayPal account). It’s like cash back for EV. Use it towards your light bill and the amounts vary each month based on your usage. Average I get back somewhere between 10-17 dollars a month from home charging. The savings go up to 95-102 dollars or use that towards a super charging visit since it tends to be around 15-17 dollars for a 30-85 percent charge here. Whatever works for you. I love the program although it does need my Tesla account to access information. Not sure how I feel about that but I hope the savings are worth it. Here’s my referral link where you’ll get about 25,000 points which converts to 25 dollars your first month of trying the program!

Key Fob: Worth it?

I know the car uses our phones but sometimes it’s in my pocket or jacket. My hands are full. Or maybe I closed the app by accident. The keycard is confusing for the valet people sometimes. I figured why not the key fob. It’s pretty nice to have as back up in case anyone needs to drive the car for emergencies, opens the trunk and frunk, plus I can lock the car right away instead of waiting for a confirmation lock as I walk away. Worth it? Maybe not for everyone. But I have noticed the car unlocks much faster and more reliably than with phone only. Yes I’ve had moments I’m standing in front of Baymax. Trying to unlock and sentry mode is on. It’s like “hello I see you. Open up already” as soon take my phone out. It unlocks. Granted it doesn’t happen often but when it does. I’m stuck fumbling for my phone when I usually have my keys in hand. To me personally, worth it. But I know some people wouldn’t think so.

Tesla Key Fob
Side profile
Keychain cover and accessories. AirTag included.

White Seats: Yay or Nay?

6 months is still early to tell for owning white seats. I personally LOVE the white seats. It appeals to me and of course I added the eye stickers so it looks like I’m sitting on a Baymax. It’s silly and fun. Kids love it. People see it and find it hilarious. Cleaning it has been easy as well. I use water wipes that I buy for my kids and wipe it down. Dry it off with bounty and call it a day. I don’t really eat or drink in the car so no stains that I’m worried about. I hardly wear jeans and if I do. They’re not new jeans, most of my jeans have been washed several times. Overall, white seats have been amazing for us even with both kids. They mainly eat puff snacks and things I can easily vacuum on cleaning day. Crumbs and dirt show more but a good vacuum easily makes everything disappear.

White Seats with Baymax

Charging in the City

Living in NYC, charging is well difficult and get out of the way. I say this because super chargers in the city tend to be in parking places where you have to pay on top of the charging costs. I personally find that a bit silly considering but understand it’s a business aspect. I mainly go to Yonkers in Ridgehill for supercharging if necessary. Free parking (for now) and it’s right to your left when you enter. Lots of teslas and it’s close to my office job. Mainly I charge at home where we rent. I’ve been fortunate that where I rent they’re understanding of my charging situation and accommodate by letting me charge mainly on the weekends over night. I’m thankful and I know it can be difficult otherwise for others with apartments. No driveways. No Level 2 charging. I’m curious as to how other New Yorkers with Tesla charge. If you’re one, please comment below!

Conclusion

It’s a wonderful car overall. Might be bumpy for some since I did notice that switching from my Honda. Hopefully some kind of upgrade will help with that but the kids love it. Husband loves it. All of us love it. Safety and investing in the future was our primary goal. I truly believe this will be our car for long term. There hasn’t been any maintenance costs as of yet. Mostly buying things such as pet liner, weather mats, seat covers for the car seats, armrest cover, little things for aesthetics, and such. I do also try to clean the car by hand myself. But might once a year get it detailed for maintenance. Let you all know how that goes.

anime, Hobbies, Tarot/Card Readings

Let’s Talk Anime!: Fruits Basket

This has been the first anime in a long time that I couldn’t wait to write about. Of course there’s other but this one. THIS ONE. Left me with no choice but to write a review on it. Valentine’s Day is close by and with the upcoming release of the prelude to this anime. I thought why not.

Let me start by saying I didn’t watch the original. This is for the newer fruits basket. If the older one is worth it. I’ll watch it and enjoy that one too.

Fruits Basket is one of those animes that if you have no knowledge or background on what it is. The little summary will confuse you. You’ll read it and probably ask yourself. How can a show about people who turn into zodiac animas but they’re human and this female character be interesting? It has an almost perfect 5 star on Crunchyroll. The character looked pretty. I was like okay I’m going to either cringe or like this. Well, I loved it.

Tohru is someone you must protect at all costs. I understand it. The characters understand that. It’s a given. Most of the time you just want to hug her and make everything better or want to face palm yourself because she always cares about everyone except herself. The show is very slice of life, romance, psychological type genre. You meet the Zodiacs one by one who are all from the Sohma family line. Tohru automatically befriends them all. She’s the light and warmth that brings everyone together. Meanwhile, the curse and bond that holds the zodiacs together has subjected them to abuse from their God and/or their family. Some you see more than others. Especially Kyo, Yuki, Shigure, Haru and Momiji. The others you see here and there. But I believe Ritsu is a definite minor character you hardly see throughout the series. Overall, the characters and their development are wonderful. Tohru’s mother although she passed away before the series begins; is a major character throughout the show. It’s hard to not love her and cry at times for not even meeting her while she was still alive (hence the prelude coming). A lot of tears were shed for each character. There’s times where you’re frustrated, sad and overjoyed. But you start to get the flow of everyone’s emotions and then you’re on this roller coaster of emotions the whole time.

Spoilers Start Here. Don’t read if you plan one watching! Skip until Spoiler Ends

I won’t lie. At first I was so feeling the Yuki and Tohru ship. I found kyo frustrating in the beginning and Yuki was just someone you want to hug. Kyo had this wall that was difficult to read. Eventually you see why this isn’t a thing. How Yuki sees Tohru as a mom instead of a spouse. That’s fine. I actually like how they gradually built up their relationship and how they eased off the whole romance thing to focus on her and Kyo.

My favorite couple overall has to be Haru and Isuzu. The emotions and the way Haru reacts every time he sees her or when she sees him. It’s sweet and bitter due to the emotional abuse she’s endured. Her dedication in trying to break the curse to free them and love openly since Akito (God) would hurt her for loving him and being happy together. The way Haru tries to protect and be there for her while also loving her so passionately kills me since he can’t do much when she hides the abuse she endures with Akito. Isuzu although coming off as mean or distant at first is emotionally damaged from her past and when she cries into Tohru’s arms I couldn’t help but cry with her. Not knowing a parent’s unconditional love and feeling like a burden to those around her to decide to be kind is a lot to carry.

Spoilers End Here!

Honestly, this is only a snippet of so much in this anime. It’s 3 seasons. First two seasons have 24-25 episodes each. Then the 3rd has 13 episodes? There’s so many characters to love, like, hate, dislike that it’s hard to put it into one blog. If you like Romance, Slice of life, with some psychological trauma/drama involved. Check it out. And if you’ve watched fruits basket. Comment below on who your favorite character is and why.


I’ve started Tarot Readings again. For February and some of March. If anyone’s interested. Reach out through my social links below or contact me through WhatsApp, Email or Text: (917) 635-7597 or everblog.sori@gmail.com. Stay sweet everyone! Hope you enjoyed.

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Where Does Time Go?

We are already in the middle of the month!? How crazy is that. Between school starting again and trying to get organize. Things got hectic for a bit and I didn’t blog. But I’m still here and will post here and there to make up for the past couple of weeks. I still due my tarot draws for the week. And interestingly enough yesterday it was 2 cards that came forth rathe than the usual one. Stay tuned for that.

I’m also going to provide an ownership update with Baymax (our Tesla Model Y) and talk about ownership living in NYC, the pros and cons so far, and eventually the accessories I bought. The whole thing.

Updates and overall well being updated coming soon as well. Dream posts. And finish the dream story I started in order to begin another dream story I’ve been wanting to write for a while now. I’ll try to stay more on top of blogging. But, priorities will always come first. Thank you and stay sweet everyone.

Hobbies, Life, Tarot/Card Readings

Tarot Tuesday: Card of the Week and Power Animal Wonders

Ruler of Cups

Back with another Tarot pull for the week. Here we have Ruler of Cups: Balance, Compassion, and Kindness. It signifies a balance between head and heart. A sign of leadership and the balance of emotions. Whether I’m being challenged personally or enduring a challenge. I must remain mature and level headed to keep peace amongst all. Keep in mind that this card is also known as King of Cups when searched.


As you can see I also am using another cloth. As someone who always felt connected to orcas I felt as though this was the perfect cloth to use for my spiritual readings. I sense that there’s a reason I dream of an orca when trouble comes my way and when life becomes overwhelming. I’m still searching and trying to figure out the meaning. Is there a deity at play? A past I’m trying to connect with? A spiritual line I’m accessing? So many questions and I find myself wondering after all this time. Does anyone else have dreams they feel emotionally connected with? Or a power animal that comes to them or has been with them for as long as they can remember?


Many have asked me where did I get my cards. And they’re from Threads of Fate ; they have a good amount of options to choose from and they’re absolutely gorgeous in person. There are many options to Tarot. Pick the one that draws you in. Whether it be from them or cards from Etsy. Only you can choose what works for you and which you feel connected with. Good luck and blessed be everyone.

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Getting my License and First Car Experiences in NYC

As someone who’s never been interested in cars before. It’s funny how interests change as we get older or wiser. Living in NYC I never thought I would drive technically since I never saw the use of needed to since I traveled everywhere. But, things change after having kids. Its difficult with a stroller, two young kids, diaper bag for both, and my own things. Especially doing all of it alone and going upstairs? Downstairs? My anxiety peaked of from the thought of it alone.

After having our 2021 baby. I recovered and threw myself into driving lessons (again) and focused on passing the road test. Thankfully I did and a few days later purchased our first car: A White Honda CRV (Wayne…Batman reference anyone?)

Buying a first car is not exactly a walk in the park sometimes. You can spend hours at a dealership for paperwork and registrations. License plates and signatures. Dealing with insurances and what’s the best price etc. It’s a whole ordeal I didn’t think I’d find myself in. But here we are.

Wayne was good to us. A nice 6 months of learning to drive with an suv type car and slowly learning the roads and responsibilities that come with a car and being on the road. I realize owning a car is a luxury and it’s something that once you have it, driving responsibly is key and should be practiced every day. (Don’t drink and drive, always signal, etc you know the drill)

Now, we decided to order an electric car. And recently we took delivery for the long awaited: Baymax our Tesla Model Y. Pictures incoming!

First Day
Baymax Decal Sticker Add on

We are rather excited to see what’s in store with owning an electric vehicle. It’s been interesting so far. We do charge with a 110 volt every few days if possible. Slow but gets the job done and it’s so fun driving this car. It feels sturdy and it takes time to get used to since there’s the one pedal accelerator and regenerative braking. Shifting gears with the right lever and the screen being the central control of the car. It’s overall a completely new experience. I hope this car lasts. And if you’re like me and love Big Hero 6, the Baymax decal sisters make the white seats look adorable. Updates coming soon about our ordering experience and pickup plus accessories we ordered. I’ll also do a tarot and Oracle draw over the weekend to make up for the week. Stay sweet lovelies!


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Life, Tarot/Card Readings

December Already!?

Wow what a year and how time has gone. Am I hopeful for 2022? Maybe. I’m looking forward to more growth, knowledge and experiences. As a busy mom it’s tough sometimes but I make through with the support and circle I have. I might not game as much as I used to. But muscle memory is truly an amazing thing. I miss playing for hours. But it’s not what it used to be. When priorities change so does the way you enjoy things. You’ll miss it and feel nostalgic or perhaps it’s not the same as it used to be. Truly that’s okay.

My sleep schedule is all over the place. Sometimes I nap during the day. Sleep a bit at night. Always awake early. Constantly tired and sleepy. Hoping the new year brings me more sleep somehow haha.

2022 could be an interesting year. I continue to hope to pass my classes, for my children to be healthy, a better me, continue improving and learning more. Another year of love and success. I hope to have more content soon. And as always. If anyone wants a reading and help me practice. Feel free to send me a message or contact any of my links below. Happy holidays! Stay sweet.


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Tarot Tuesday: Card of the Week

Didn’t draw a card yesterday. But it’s never too late to draw and claim energy for the week.

The Moon: Unknown, Intuition, Unconscious

I’ve seen this card a few times. Seems like a lot of things remain unknown and wanting me to tap into my intuition. Through the years my intuition has been what guided me through a lot of emotionally troubled situations. I rather avoid them and live peacefully. There’s many truths I push down and unconsciously it gets brought up to the surface in my dreams. Unfinished business is terrible and some things are better left unspoken.


Being busy is not fun when there’s no time for hobbies. From July til about last week I hadn’t really played video games. But, managed to watch shows while either feedings the kids and playing with them. Most days I rather lay in bed and read or research. Holidays can bring up emotions that get pushed down. But I press on. Move forward and love yourself. The past can be used for growth. The unknown is a scary place.


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Thankful for this Life but not the Holiday Blues: Q&A Reply

Holidays can be either exciting or depressing. As an adult sometimes the wonder leaves you. Your mind crowded and stressed with everything around you. It’s easy to get caught up. Guilt and regret rises up from the past. Worrying about the future.

But I also lose myself in the wonder. The laughter and the different smells of food. I wondered growing up if I would have the same traditions and I didn’t. But I want wherever we call home to be filled with love and understanding. For our children to have their own traditions and beliefs. One day. Once they can speak up. I’ll ask what they would like.

During these times it’s easy to fall into a place of who to reconnect with and despair of those who’ve moved on. To want to rekindle of what once was and dwell in the past. The holiday blues…


Q: What do you do besides tarot reading?

A: Besides being a mother, wife, student and working. I enjoy watching anime and different shows, reading manga and webtoons, playing video games, blogging of course. And much more. I tend to keep up with tech info and things about Tesla. Since I study psychology I do like to research and research on things. I used to be able to read so many books and now I have been reading things about witches and pagan. As a gamer I’ve always been a PlayStation fan. But ever since I got my pc. Haven’t been back. I do have a set up and start streaming last year but being so busy I stopped unfortunately. If there’s anything else. I’m always here! Keep the questions coming.

If there’s anything else. My contact is below. If anyones interested in a vibe check reading or connecting. Blessed be and stay sweet lovelies!


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Hobbies, Life

Anime NYC Weekend

Been excited for this to start again! Hubby and I are heading to Anime NYC for all three days. Will keep everyone updated and take pics of whatever merch we get. But, no worries. I am still working on my Dream Story. It’s a Rated M one so I’m trying to see what sounds…enticing to say the least. It’s out of my comfort zone so please be patient everyone!

What conventions has anyone been to? We have been to comic con twice and this will be our second AnimeNYC convention. Comment below and let me know. Stay safe with tonight’s full moon! Will be doing a full moon reading and posting that tomorrow as well. Happy weekend sweeties!

Hobbies, Life

Life Update with Anime/Manga Watch List: November 2021

It’s been difficult to find time for anything really. I don’t play video games the way I used to. I miss it but until the baby has a more set bed time. I don’t myself playing anytime soon. Along with school assignments and part time job. It’s overwhelming to say the least.

What I have found some time to do in between breastfeeding and doing chores once the kids are in bed is watch different things. I only recent got back into reading again. But I’ll still have some suggestions on here.

Tokyo Revengers

Currently my top three must watch. Fruits Basket has me close to tears in almost every episode with its wholesomeness. Once I’m done with the last season. I might just rewatch for the feels.


I didn’t realize how much I’m actually reading at this point since I’m waiting for next chapters to release. But here’s my list!

Muted (WEBTOON)
Freaking Romance (WEBTOON)
Omniscient Reader (WEBTOON)
Noblesse (WEBTOON)

Phew! Lots of suggestions in here. But these are my highly recommended choices. There’s a good mix in here for all kinds of readers. Enjoy!


Life has been crazy. But, these little things that I can find time for. Staying up on a reading or episode binge is always something I live for. Stay sweet everyone!