It's what I love

The date is set, plans are made.   As the time draws nearer, deep inside an excitement begins to grow.  The menu has been planned, the groceries are now purchased.   I can't help but smile.   One stop provides the autumn decoration I have been looking for.  Perfect!  I can't wait.  I love preparing for the arrival as much as I cherish the visit.    Something about getting everything ready for a nice evening with friends and/or family delights me.