So there is not a single, solitary girl here that I know of who can't say she's never said "I'm stressed out, I'm suffering from a bit of stress, or hasn't used the word stressed to describe her emotional state at some point or another in her life. Especially one with a difficult child or a husband or a boyfriend. If you haven't? Then I want some of whatever you are taking, or eating, or drinking. At some time or another the word stress has crossed your lips in reference to yourself - I would almost guarantee it. Also at one point some of us have also seen that internet joke with the two cows jumping in an ocean of azure blue tides. The caption reads "Isn't this a pretty dolphin." And of course the picture flashes and a dolphin is seen jumping out of the water, and you stare at it a moment longer and you see two cows jumping over a wave, and it flashes back to a dolphin. Then the words ARE YOU STRESSED? come on the screen (or something similar) but I know it's got water, dolphins, cows and STRESS. lol. My New Year has been a series of complete chaos. Some of which I have shared, some of which I'm not ready to share, some of which I don't think I'll ever share....How much sadness does one need to blend anyway? And again? It would only come off like Science Fiction and in this family? Well - seriously it would just be a bad game of Texas Hold Em " I'll see your sorrow and raise you 2 holes in the wall, and a no knock warrant." So in my quest for a job - today I pull into a gas station - And I am slightly stressed I'm tired of looking for a minimum wage job with a Phd, and five degrees. lol Oh wait - I mean that's what you are required now to work AT McDonalds here. Everywhere I look I see "Too blessed to be stressed" but usually when I follow the people with that bumper sticker pasted on their car? They are the ones screaming at the speaker in the gas station and banging the handle on the pump 100 times, slamming the flipper thing up and down and up and down - and I wanted so very badly to go and point to the bumper and say - BLESSINGS BLESSINGS.......but for fear she had a pocket lighter while holding a gas pump - I thought better of it. No need to be lit up like a marshmallow on a fork at the Shiv mart. (no really that's the name -SHIV mart) Honestly who picks these names? SO I leave there - and pat myself on the back for NOT pasting the bumper sticker I have at home on my bumper SURROUNDED BY ASSES....because it is so true.....but logic does not rule here....and as I'm driving down the road - THERE IT IS....and I'm literally flap jacked. Now I'm not tired - I've been taking stuff for sleeping help. And I'm not really stressed per se - because I'm exercising and eating right...and I laugh. And I put my faith and trust in the almighty. But there - on the side of the road......as I live and breathe........is........is a.........well......is it? Holy crud. Is a donkey standing on it's two hind feet - smiling and waving AT ME.......(I literally sat there and shook my head) and then? Waved back. Then took my phone out, found camera, and shot it's picture. I looked at the camera - to see if there WAS in fact - a picture of a smiling, waving donkey in front of a Mexican restaurant - or if I was loosing all cognitive functioning. Just to be sure - I sent it to Mstang - and said - "Okay you see him too right?....... and what does Mstang write back? Nothing - just BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH.....as in - Nope ------nothing there....YOU ARE NUTS, CHHESE has slid off your cracker sister, Your wheel is turning but your hamster is gone, ........ And I'm past the imaginary waving donkey now holding his right hoof up in the air.......looking dead at me......so I pulled over and texted MY MOTHER....and what does she say?????????? I don't see anything! OMG - THEY are in league together Mstang and my Mother.......it's a donk-spiracy.... Seriously - I know there was a donkey on that road, smiling, waving-----I turned around, drove back to where I saw it - and (JAW HIT THE STEERING WHEEL) It was GONE!~ I sat in the Little Caesars parking lot for 20 minutes looking for it to amble back out - trot even....did it? Nooooooo. I swear to you - THERE WAS A DONKEY THERE. And if I figure out HOW to post a picture from my phone......to here? I'll do it - cause I see a donkey in that picture. I'm not loosing it. and he was waving just at me. (sniff) I even waved back. Mstang I know you saw it......too.