Once again consulting the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:
“Main Entry: ka·put
Variant(s): also ka·putt kə-ˈpu̇t, kä-, -ˈpüt
Etymology: German kaputt, from French capot not having made a trick at piquet
1 : utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed
2 : unable to function
3 : hopelessly outmoded”
How That Applies to Me
Today my get-up-and-go has gone kaput. I have no desire to work on my manuscript submissions or my critique group submission.
It’s just one of those days.
In an effort to re-energize, I’m going out to the garage with my new handy-dandy box cutter, and I’m going to . . . cut boxes. Lots of boxes. We’ve gone over to the new smaller trash container plus the bigger recycle container on wheels. I can finally get rid of the collection of cardboard boxes we’ve accumulated.
And I still haven’t had a chance to plant those pansies, so I’m going to do that before the poor things keel over dead in their tiny little pots.
I’m already yawning, and I haven’t even left the computer yet.
Maybe I’ll take a nap after all that hard physical work.
See what I mean? Kaput!