I am feeling pretty energetic when I finish my three cookies and decide to do a little cleaning. I take out a rag （mop, broom）and start dusting the living room.
I dust the TV and the lamps. I wipe the coffee table, too. The rug （carpet is a big one）looked filthy （another word for dirty）so I get out the vacuum and vacuum it.
I pick up around the room and put things away. The bathroom needs cleaning, too, but by this time, I am starting to feel tired.
Mopping the bathroom floor and scrubbing the tub will have to wait for another day.
I turn on the TV（ cable television） to watch the newscast, but I missed the national news. I flip through the channels but all I see are commercials.
My favorite reality show doesn’t come on for another hour so I turn off the TV. I put down the remote（remote control）, and pick up a magazine.
I thumb through （flip through）it for few minutes and then the phone rings. It’s my best friend Marlene, so I put down the magazine and spend the half hour chatting with her. There’s nothing like （this is the best possible thing）a good talk with a good friend to end a busy day.