Sometimes I put the kettle on just for the company of the sound.
That reminds me of my favorite part of the perfect post-breakup song (I think you’ve featured it here before), Woke Up New from The Mountain Goats:
On the morning when I woke up without you for the first time
I felt free and I felt lonely and I felt scared
And I began to talk to myself almost immediately
Not being used to being the only person there
The first time I made coffee for just myself, I made too much of it
But I drank it all just cause you hate it when I let things go to waste