Occasionally, events and circumstances in our lives make us feel that way. We feel the effects of sustained 'heat' which can be attributed to health issues, finances, emotions, family situations, work related problems or a myriad of other things that threaten to drive us crazy and s-t-r-e-t-c-h us like the action figure, Stretch Armstrong.
Unlike Stretch Armstrong, whose arms could be stretched from 4-5 inches to 4-5 feet without breaking, we can't stretch that far. My little rubber frog has been in his spot on my front porch, in front of an east window, just hanging out over the edge of my hanging scale, for several years. Although he has not stretched 4 feet, his one leg is about to reach the breaking point, as you can see.