Hodge-podge is a word used to describe a confused or disorderly mass or collection of things, Wikipedia tells us.
The forerunner term hotchpotch is still (also) used, especially in British English
– a language I find myself strangely drawn to. (Seems to be a common occurrence with boat people, no matter how many generations back this was applicable)
Hodgepodge/hotchpotch also means –
a jumbled mixture, collection,conglomeration, goulash, medley, miscellany, mishmash, muddle, patchwork, potpourri.
This is one of the most clear and concise descriptions I have ever read to describe my grey matter (the lot that’s under the silver thatched roof), and the trials and tribulations I endure to bring the whole lot into some semblance of order.
On days like these I’m reminded of the words of the John Denver song, “Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Stones”. (Willy Nelson does it too, but John Denver was much better looking.)
(I wish I’d said that… it’s SO appropriate!)