Kindred with the Beaver

A co-worker’s Sarah Boynton desk calendar said it all last week.

There are days when I am kindred with the beaver, except I’m usually holding more than two branches.

Sometimes I juggle the branches.

Sometimes I want to burn the branches.

Sometimes I want to throw the branches down and run away.

But I’m a public employee who aspires to do her best every day, no matter how many projects they throw at me, and get the job done.

I can take it.

Really, I can.

Never mind the anxiety or swearing…


This post has been brought to you by a beaver and his dam. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.

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22 responses to Kindred with the Beaver

  1. Dan Antion says:

    “I can take it” is such a good attitude, Mary. I guess that’s why the adage about giving a job to a busy person, comes from. I hope the next person to have your job can take it.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    I remember well those days of wanting to throw a lit match on my desk and then running away. I echo Dan’s comment. Your “I can take it” attitude means you’ll find a way to weather yet another storm, I mean project … without the dam breaking of course! 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thankfully, I think my days of office moves and regional reorganizations are over. There will be other projects between now and next September, when I can say goodbye to all of those dams!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Do you have one of those little countdown clocks on your phone or computer? I’m guessing it’s somewhere in the 480 day range.

  3. Shelley says:

    I admire your strong work ethic – the next person to take your job has tough shoes to fill!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m hoping they hire a focused, youthful person to take my place so that those shoes will fit him/her quickly!

  4. joey says:

    I think we all feel that way sometimes, but you at your job, your one job SO LONG, I’m sure you feel it more. On behalf of those you serve, thank you.

  5. LOVE this post …. and love you too Mary. As one (former) Local Government Officer to one Public Employee … I get you. I SO get you.
    Heaps of love and squishy stuff ~ Cobs. xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m glad you get me. So many people just give me strange looks. :-p Thanks for your government service. It takes a special person… Hugs and love and squidges!

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