Breathing easier in Orlando

Great news! Everything with Mom’s surgery went off without a hitch. She should be going home today and I’ll find out later tonight for sure. Basically everything got cleaned out well, and her blood pressure continued to stabilize all day. It’s such a relief. Kali would have really missed her grandma if something had happened. And of course Kali wouldn’t have been the only one!

Well now I can breathe easily and look forward to the trip tomorrow. We fly into Orlando and should get to the hotel around mid-day. The Lotusphere conference is always held at Walt Disney World in the Swan and Dolphin hotels. It’s a great conference where anywhere from 5 to 10 thousand people show up to learn more about Lotus technologies and to bond on our common love of the software. It’s part training, part networking, part marketing, and all fun. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of work too, but when you like it so much, it doesn’t feel so much like work πŸ™‚

I’ve really been fortunate in my life to end up in the technology role that I’m in. The reason I got into this field in the first place was Lotus Notes. I learned the software at Bank of America, and used it to move out of banking and into technology. I owe a LOT to Lotus, because without that software, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love where I am today, and I’m very fortunate and thankful. Thank you Lotus. Tomorrow I come to pay homage to you!