I’m Ilene; Mama to Hannah (14) and Peter (11), wife to my best friend and soulmate, Jeff since 1994. We live in a beautiful lake community in Northwestern New Jersey. We share our home with two dogs and one cat. Right now we have four fishtanks but only two of them have fish in them. One of our dogs is mostly Border Collie (Max) and the other is mostly Beagle with some Chihuahua (Derby). Both were rescues as was the cat (Tikvah). I am a Librarian in a small suburban library.
In my spare time (HA!) I like to read, knit, make jewelry, scrapbook, do embroidery, cross stitch and cook. Not necessarily in that order. About two years ago I started taking Karate lessons. The kids have been taking it and since I was taking them every Monday night, I sort of starting taking classes too. This May, I was promoted to Green Belt. I’m not great, but I like it. Sadly, I had to stop doing Karate after my back surgery (11/12).