Second, I'm moving to Tucson from Wisconsin! My husband, daughter (age 15) and I were born and raised in Madison and love everything except the weather. The past two winters have been especially tough and we retreated to Tucson on vacation. This past Spring, the decision was unanimously made for more year round sunshine (my daughter is a swimmer) and an attractive winter climate in Tucson (although it's currently horribly hot in both AZ and WI).
My daughter is determined to go to the University of Arizona Tucson and we want to establish in-state residency to take the bite out of tuition. My husband has been wanting to move to a warmer climate for 20 years. He had no hard feelings about saying good bye to his snow blower. Finally, I'm a big nature and birding buff and would adore living someplace where I can comfortably spend more time outdoors hiking in the mountains and singing with the coyotes (just kidding on the coyotes, sort of).
For those of you who have already learned about our move, you chief concern wasn't so much about me but rather the fate of My Stampin' Pretty Zone. Good news! The new Tucson home has a wonderful, light-filled loft (even a fireplace) and view of the mountains. I think I'll survive. I have sketched out every piece for Zone #2 and it fits beautifully.
My Stampin' Up! business and on-line presence won't be going away one bit. My customers are currently from all over the U.S. and my virtual business model will remain unchanged. Blogging will be a touch more sporadic during the next few weeks as we prepare for the move. However, I still plan to create and post as much as possible (my sanity will depend on it)!