Eating Bonbons May 24, 2008 14:52:26 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by eatingbonbons on May 24, 2008 14:52:26 GMT -5 Hello! At SS I was posting under the name marymary, but I really didn’t care for the name so this is a great opportunity to change it. I was a constant reader at SS but only an occasional poster. “Eatingbonbons” is both a now & later name for me. Anyone coming into my home now would probably think I do nothing but eat bonbons all day. Not true, but I do love the image of eatingbonbons in a sparkling clean environment with no guilt other than the damage done to my waistline. It can happen, but I need to make a lot of changes.My squalor started five years ago when my family first came under a lot of stress. In that time the outside pressure has increased unbearably and so has my squalor. In addition, I struggle with my own personal issues of rapid-cycling manic-depressive disorder, chronic myofascial pain in the neck & back, fibromyalgia with the accompanying fatigue, PTSD, and brain fog from all the med I take. I believe I am now well on the way to recovery from PTSD for which I am very grateful.As nearly as I can determine, my problem is twofold - homelessness and pets. I don’t put things away because there is no “away.” Maybe there once was but that space is no longer functional. Maybe there once was but that space is now overflowing. Maybe there never was a designated home. Animal welfare has always been a concern of mine so I have tried to make the world just a tiny bit better by volunteering, by donating, and by providing homes to those who would otherwise not have one. Inevitably, taking in animals results in a population that takes a lot of work & planning to manage. I never did write an intro at SS, so now that’s done. I tend to have a rather formal (i.e., stiff) style of writing so I hope that’s not a big turn-off. On the other hand, when I’m in manic mode, my writing gets super-casual. And when I’m depressed I can’t even remember how to put words together, which is why I seldom post. Maybe I can change that here. I’m a bit shy and way too insecure, so I’d love it if you say hello!