Sorry you didn't get to go to the Stampin Up event. You're right. This is "season" for us. The population of my small town doubles during the winter! Traffic is pretty bad and restaurants are packed every night of the week, but other than that it's all good.
I'm from New York originally so I've seen my share of cold and snow. Never liked it - even as a child. My DD lives in GA north of Atlanta and I always visit her at Christmas even though I have to bring every piece of warm clothing I own. This year I even brought an electric hand warmer! lol
I know most people enjoy winter but I think they're nuts! lol When it gets below 50 degrees here I feel the need to head south til it warms up!
Let me know if you ever come to Fl. I could take you on a tour of SB stores!