Thanksgiving is the time where we stop and remember what and who we are thankful for in our lives.
I am thankful for a husband who has the same sick sense of humor that I do. That supports my yarn addiction, within limits (I just found out that his Life360 app alerts him when I stop at Joanns). That puts up with my……well all of me.
I am thankful for a daughter that shares my love of all things Geek and is just as sarcastic as I am….
I am thankful for the strides that my younger daughter has made in the last year. She has made it out of her self-contained classroom for two regular classes this year!!! I am thankful for her interest in gaming.
I am thankful for DDO. This game has helped us make friends in the last 11 years. Friends that we look forward to gaming and just talking to at night. Geoff Hanna and his Gamer Girl are a part of our family, even though they are further away now. They enjoy teasing my teenagers almost as much as I do. And sometimes, just telling Pink that I am texting Gamer Girl sends her running to grab my phone first. Good fun. Good fun. And no, Yv…..she does not have a boyfriend!!!
I am thankful for the support that I get when I ask a question. I have learned to DM a group of Giggling Hobos this year as we are running Lost Mines of Phandelver. I get to introduce Dungeons and Dragons to young kids and that is freaking AWESOME!!!!!! I have more gaming supplies on my Xmas list!
This year I have introduced Pink to LOTRO and SWTOR. I got to listen to her fangirl over the games.
I am thankful for gaming, both video games and D&D, to be able to connect with my 14 year old daughter. These days are quickly numbered. Soon she will not want to hang with mom and dad to play video games. But right now, I am making as many memories as I can.
Please remember our friends and family that have lost loved ones this year. We have some in our midst such as DDOPlayers.
I look forward to having more reasons to thank all of you next year.
May all your initiative rolls today be high!