Just messed up my mayonnaise because I was not in the moment. While I was making macaroni & cheese I also attempted to make mayonnaise. So much for multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is way overrated and does not work (I have actually been preaching that for years now, just need to remember it myself sometimes). In order to finish with the mayonnaise at the same time as the macaroni were going to be finished cooking I rushed streaming the oil in - and it collapsed and became runny. Waste of eggs and oil, waste of time. I always wonder about multi-tasking when I watch women in the supermarket on their cellphones. They don't actually shop and phone at the same time, they usually stop in the middle of the aisle, or slow their movements to slow motion, then they resume shopping when they are done with the conversation.
Being in the moment and concentrating on one single thing at a time accomplishes so many things: we do whatever we do deeply, we do it well, and we do it wholeheartedly, something like meditation in motion. I'll remember that when I redo my mayonnaise this afternoon.