Joe and I had a fantastic week criss-crossing the country for my Fabulicious: On the Grill book tour. Houston was fantastic! I think I signed every single book in the city! Thank you all so much for coming out! I'm so sorry they ran out of books (thank you to the guy who went to 6 different stores looking for some!), but they promise me more are on the way. If you can't find a copy in your local bookstore, they are still in stock at Amazon (http://amzn.to/RtCq8e) and BarnesAndNoble.com (http://bit.ly/16d5lX5) Love you Texas and loved the food! We had grits for breakfast. I never had those before. They were really good!
And then we hit San Francisco. We've never been there, and loved it. The weather was gorgeous, we saw all the sights, and we love love loved everyone we met! And we sold out there too! Thank you all so much for supporting me and my cookbooks. It means the world to me!
Also, thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers for my dad. He had a rough winter with pneumonia and his pacemaker surgery, but he's back up and around and doing great. It was very scary though, because he was really, really sick. It's so hard to see my father, who was always such a big, strong man, so much larger than life, getting older and having health issues. I know that's the way of life for those of us lucky to have our parents still, but it's still hard. Nothing about watching those you love in pain is easy. My dad has emphysema, so he has weak lungs. He's been in the hospital before, but this last time was the worst because he was in the ICU. We weren't sure how things were going to go, and my mother and I basically camped out with him. I wasn't going to leave his side. We were going to cancel Gia's birthday party, but my dad didn't want us to. He was in the hospital a week and finally got moved out of ICU, so we did go ahead with Gia's party.