Thursday, June 3, 2010
Traffic has been crazy these last few weeks.
Around the time college and university students were saying farewell to another school year, traffic was fantastic – I barely touched the brake the whole way down the highway.
Then a few weeks ago, traffic became worse then it has been since my return to the daily commute. It stops and rarely picks up again.
The great news is there is only one month until the summer travel season.
Southern Ontario weather has been fantastic recently – hot and sunny. I spoke to someone from Greenpeace in Vancouver, British Columbia, and she said the west coast city’s weather has been horrific – rain, rain and then rain again.
But rain, I suppose, is better than snow, which is what relatives in Calgary woke up to last week. Hee, hee.
Saving the world
I am feeling the need to do more for the world, which of course can only help us as individuals. I am in the process of doing interviews for a couple of stories, which I am really proud of.
I don’t often link my personal blog to my work site, but I do think I will make an exception for these two stories, which I hope offers people ways they can also help this world.
I think I want to start volunteering with my son. I think we are going to play with the cats and walk the dogs at our local animal shelter.
I also really want to do something for the Hospital for Sick Children. Longtime blog readers will know this downtown Toronto facility, which is world-renowned, literally saved my son’s life when he was one month old.
I read a lot of blogs written by Americans and it always breaks my heart, and makes me so thankful to be Canadian, to read about sick children and their families, who, instead of only having to be concerned about getting the best treatment for their loved ones, have to worry about raising money to pay for treatment.
Everyone at SickKids do so much, not only for Canadian children, but children around the world.