Live to be Happy

I think everyone should live to be happy. They should strive to be happy. Do what it takes to get there.


Learn to Live. Live to Love. Love to Laugh.

George Bernard Shaw

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

Thursday, June 12, 2008

UpComing Time Off

So I have sometime off coming up next weekend! I am so thrilled by that I want to yell. Why you wonder... Because I am going away. Ok so I am driving to Jersey than New York. Thing is that I am going to meet some friends.

Two being a man and his wife. He has helped me alot. Giving me perspective on things that bothered me without being a jackass or overbearing. In the last few months I have come to know his wife and she is alot of fun to talk to. She is a far as I can see just as caring and great person as he is.

The other is a friend who shares my love for animals. Not just rabbits but all kinds. I get to meet her and her zoo.

So yea I am excited.

Ohhh I also have a themed house warming and a graduation Saturday. I will post about those later.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

WOW! So Many Changes

So many good changes!!! Things are not perfect but they are better than they have been in a long time. For a few months there we were both out of work. Talk about scary. With the help of our family and some amazing friends we managed to get through. When it came to them end of his unemployment check we both managed to snag jobs! At the same place no less. It was one of those surreal moment that leave you wondering if you are dreaming.

I lucked out and manged to snag an actual position. I turned out to be great at it. I have proven to myself that I can be more than I thought. At the same time it is showing me that there are things in my life that I have to change. Some I have changed but others I am still trying to change. Rob at first was a sort of jack of all trades. Now he has an actual position. It may not seem like the "best" job but turned out to be pretty great.

Things have happened and made me feel that adopting is what is best for us. We are still not ruling out completely having a biological child. We both feel there is no difference in adopting or in me giving birth to a child. Any child that enters our home via adoption or birth is our child because God sent him or her to us.

We looked at many countries but two stood out in our eyes. China because we knew we could have a girl. Which I would love. Rob would be happy with boy or girl. Columbia was the other. One being you could have siblings, two being that they would know Spanish. Me being Puerto Rican and some of my family being older and not knowing English I feel that adopting a child who can understand them would be easier for them(my family).

The more I read the more my heart told me that Columbia was where we would have a chance of finding "our" child. We thought about it and both realized that boy or girl didn't matter. When you become pregnant you don't choose boy or girl. You are grateful that God blessed you with a child.

Whatever happens I know that I only have so much control over any of it. God will bless me with what is right for my family.

Love, Ali

Friday, March 28, 2008

Help Fight Bunny Discrimination!!


A new very well-funded start-up,, is really making a lot of noise in the pet world, especially with a ‘Shelter Makeover Contest’ that promises a MILLION DOLLAR makeover to a winning shelter and prizes of $5000 each to 19 runner-ups!

Unfortunately, not only are rabbits drastically under-represented, it appears they’re being intentionally discriminated against. There’s only one rabbit rescue in the running – Midwest Rabbit Rescue in Michigan. Midwest, after much effort, is currently sitting at #16. They have a shot at winning.

But it seems that some Zootoo members don’t consider rabbits legitimate pets and they’re ‘flagging’ tons of posts that earn the rescue points and posting rude comments (referring to rabbit meat and dog training tools, etc). Midwest is dropping in the standings. In just one day Midwest volunteers saw their standing drop from #12 to #17 because of unexplained deletions of their points.

(Insult to injury, the company itself features cats, dogs, horses, reptiles and birds on their home page, but no rabbits).

We REALLY need to raise awareness for our little friends, particularly on sites like Zootoo. Awareness means better vet care, more products, more adoptions, more donations.. the list goes on.

The best way to get their attention is to join the site with Midwest as your sponsor (that’s worth 200 points to them) and then do what you can (product reviews, news comments, etc) to continue earning points for the rescue.

To sign up at (and don’t worry, they don’t spam their members or anything), use the referral site:

If you register with the Midwest zipcode (48170), you can also sign up as a volunteer (another 100 points).

Only one person can sign up per email address, but you can have your whole family join as long as they have different email addresses. It’s only open to US residents, so you must list a US location.

All effort will be appreciated by the thousands of bunnies that go through the tiny, cramped warehouse space That Midwest calls home. (It doesn’t even have a bathroom!)

Rabbits must rule!! More info at Midwest's site...

Friday, February 1, 2008

I Am Me

On going but wanted to post what I have so far.
I am me and I am proud. I can be fun. I can be
short tempered. I tend to say what I think and
others be damned. I flirt and don't care what
others think.

I am me and I am shy. I can pretend to be out
there. I tend to put on a show and eventually let
people see all of me. If they don't it's because
I just don't feel it is the right thing for me. I
can be a clown.

I am me and I am a control freak. I have to be
in control. I don't like things changing from what
I have planned. I bounce back and run with it. I
plan things down to the smallest detail.

I am me and I am selfconcious. I know that I
am not ugly but I don't think I am that great to
look at. I know that certain things about me are
very attractive. Then there are others that just
eww. I am a plain girl.

I am me and I am a dare devil. I love to push
my limits. If it scares me I have to do it. I
don't think of getting hurt. I just love the thrill.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Anymore? Maybe a house landing on my head...

If things get much worse I wonder how I will handle it. Today more was piled on to my plate. Normally I would call a friend but whoops we are not anymore.

Things went down before and we were slowly coming to a new friendship not the one we had before but something new. It was not the same but atleast it was something.

On several occasions the friend accussed me of different things that just blew me away. It was very hard to understand how someone who could call them self my friend would think I am capable of such things. I won't lie at times I wanted to strangle her but not about what she was thinking. More like the things friends normally do.

Anyways some how she is no longer speaking to me. Still confused about that one.

Explain to me why people noticed we were not like we used to be. So they felt ok to tell me what they felt about her. Or more so what bothered them about her.

Anywayz something bad happened today and normally I would go to her but couldn't. So that sucked.

Done for now. So I will end this.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Where do I start?

Things have been insane! At times I have wanted to sleep and not wake up. Yea that is not good. Right? Or I consider shoving my foot up someones ass and yea again not good.

I am beyond frustrated with most people. Only a handfull I feel like I can talk to. At the same time parts of me wonder. Can I really talk to them? Who is a real friend and who isn't? Who won't think such awful things of me? Who won't turn their back on me when I least suspect it?

A place I found to be a sanctuary seems like a prison. I am walking away for a little just to try and find joy in it again. I do have somethings there that bring me joy so I will try and think of those things.

I will say more but for now I need to sleep. Have to be up at 6am.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

On October first it will be two years that I married the love of my life. Yes it sounds cheesy but I could not say it any other way.

I found a man who loves and is not afraid to show it. Who supports me in everything I do. He does everything in his power to make sure I am happy and well. He cares for me when I am sick.

I love my husband in a way I didn't think was possible. I love who he is, and what he stands for. I love everything about him.

I love you and am proud to be your wife.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Personal Update

Times have been so nuts it is insane how much has happened. So many friends and relatives announcing impending births. It is alittle bit of an ouch.

I know it isn't the right time and we really should wait but at the same time it is a neverending want. We talked and said maybe in a year we will try. That all depends on everything going as planned. Everything lining up just right.

How often do things line up just right? It is not a common thing. Sort of like a blue moon.

Friday, September 14, 2007

So Many Losses

It is only the 14th of September and so many people in my different rabbit groups have lost some of their rabbits. It is so sad. Some of them are rabbits I have come to love. Here is a list of thier names.

Ashy Tyler - Laura
Ruby - Jess
Pebble - Michaela and Ebony
Snoozy Snooze - Mary Kay
SugarBear - Peg
Puck - Peg
Marshmallow - Cheryl

I am sure there are many more that these are just a drop in the bucket.

This is all for now.

Edit To Add: Cooper - Laura from Tenn

Edit To Add: Jen - Jenson


Snuggles - Mandy

Edit to Add - Herman - Kat and Winnie

Edit to ADD - Lynne - Peg


Sprite - Angela

Edit to Add - Cocoa - Jay


Murphy - Kriss


SA - Patricia

Edit to Add - Milo - Michelle From NZ


Peanut - Emily and Rex


Lucky - Michelle from NZ

Edit to Add


Tidbit - Sophie

Friday, August 31, 2007

Somethings that make me happy...

1) Laying down with Rob (my husband) and just talking.

2) Playing with my animals.

3) Watching them play alone

4) The rescue work I do.

5) My family being ok.

6) Writing

7) Drawing even though I suck. I just enjoy it.

8) Sewing, knitting, crocheting.

9) Decorating

10) Organizing things. Yes I know I am weird. Its the OCD.