lunch at gypsy den restaurant & becoming an introvert


In this holiday season, I am choosing to be very protective of my time. Well, actually, this has been my theme all year. I don’t want to be soooo busy that I become exhausted. It’s so easy to get caught in everyone else’s busyness, that you really have to recognize when it’s time to get off that fast moving train.

I don’t know what it is, but since becoming a mom, I have leaned towards my introverted ways. I cherish my alone time, I especially need my alone time and I actually crave one on one time more than being surrounded by a lot of people.

Which might be an exact opposite of how I was pre-baby. Back then, I loved the rush of a big parties, the buzz of all the people around me and I fed off their energy. It was glorious, and once it was done, I couldn’t wait to plan another gathering.

But NOW…..whenever I have to spend a lot of time interacting with a lot of people (which is part of my job), I become exhausted afterwards.  Good thing my commute to and from work allows me to have my alone time so I can be relaxed when I get home and ready to play with Baby H.


Although I still love to entertain friends and family, and attending social events, it has to be at  my choosing and let me tell you, I am getting really picky at what takes up my time.  If I have to be away from my baby, it better be worth it.

I would rather cut down the guest list in half so I can interact and mingle with each guests, it’s the quality over the quantity of guests that is important to me.



So when my sister asked me to have lunch with her during the middle of the week, I was really excited. This is the type of one on one time that I need. A time to catch up and slow things down, and for her to take a break from her busy college schedule.


We had lunch at the Gypsy Den Restaurant. I really loved that old, warm and rustic feel of the restaurant. It was cozy in there. The ambiance was just perfect for a mid-day break. I can see myself drinking a latte and reading a book here, which I actually saw a few people do (it was mid-day and how lucky are they).



My sister was celebrating finishing all her mid-terms by shopping at the nearby stores and I very much enjoyed my time away from the office.

We enjoyed the food and I would order the same thing again, but the conversation was better. I think that’s how it should be right?

Nachos: cheddar, black beans, sour cream, jalapeno, house made tortilla chips and salsa



Waldorf Chicken sandwich: green apples, celery, grapes, red onions, fresh parsley, house baked croissant

Cranberry & Goat Cheese Salad:  mixed greens, green apples, dried cranberries, sprouts and candied walnuts



  1. What a cool spot! The salad looks amazing!! I totally agree with you about time post baby.

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