Or should it be waiting? Just like ‘antcipating’ except that the latter usually also has excitement built in. Waiting is full of impatience, maybe ‘dread’ or ‘regret’. Anticipation is like a fully wound spring waiting to let loose; or a dog when the key is in the door. It is typically a positive word. I guess there are exceptions such as “I am anticipating my court date in a week…”.
Not that I would know of such things.
I am waiting for my son after high school football practice. I anticipate he will be here soon. See what I did there? I am a ‘cheeky monkey’!