Tuesday, August 11, 2009

cordial

flickr image- hawayoungjoung
Did you know that the word "cordial" can conjure up images of "warm and friendly" or perhaps an invigorating "liqueur."  Tonight I shall gather with girlfriends for a "cordial" or an "aperitif." We will meet to chat about a book and also to be "cordial" with one another.   There is something about making time for girlfriends.
So, what about a "cordial welcome" and a heartwarming outing with friends.  Did I mention, we do have a designated driver!

30 comments:

Pretty Neat Designs said...

"cordial" always makes me think of Anne of Green Gables. Your day with friends sounds lovely!

Debra said...

I am all for gathering with girlfriends, being 'cordial' and toasting one another with a cordial. I adore my special time with special friends. It refuels my soul. Enjoy your time. What book are you discussing?

Purple Flowers said...

Enjoy your cordial afternoon!

pve design said...

Debra-
Book is "The Birth of Venus"
pve

Joyce said...

I enjoy my time with my friends. I love how even through the busy schedules of being a mom, my friends will take the time to spend a little girlfriend time. Friend time is the best medicine or daily dose of vitamin needed for a healthy soul.

Joyce said...

Patricia have a wonderul and cordial time! xoxo

PS I hit the send key by mistake, I think I need a little cordial in my coffee this morning.

pve design said...

Joyce,
You are so funny, splashing a little "cordial" in your coffee...
Off to the market..
pve

Deidra said...

PVE, have a wonderful time with your girlfriends!

Southern Aspirations said...

OOH- sounds like fun! And cordial is just fun to say.

Emily said...

Sounds like it's going to be lots of fun - enjoy!

Amy said...

Have a wonderful time with your friends! Good friends,a little cordial or maybe a lot!), a good book and scintillating conversation is a lovely way to spend an evening!

Enjoy!
Amy

Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

There is something refreshingly cordial about getting together with girlfriends. Have a splendid time with your cordial and your friends!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Sounds absolutely divine!!

Kwana said...

I can't wait for our "cordial" outing tonight. I always look forward to it. Let's see haw cordial we stay once we get in to the book. LOL.
And how lucky are we having a designated driver. She's the best!

A French Cloud said...

perhaps we are cordially invited to leave a comment? Cocktails and cordials are always a great time with friends--enjoy yours--what book were you reading?

abby jenkins said...

Just got off the phone with a friend, we are planning a bridal shower for a very good friend of ours. Cordials in vintage little glasses would be perfect for our retro theme! What timing, thanks P!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

how cool to sip cordial while being cordial with your chums ... i most likely will be musing over mojitos with my friend mave later ... scorcher summer day ahead ...
cheers to all!
prairiegirl

pve design said...

oops, silly me, another book was on my brain and the the book we are meeting is--
"The Virgin's Lover" - P.Gregory
pve

annechovie said...

The word cordial always reminds me of the "Anne of Green Gables" series, when her friend Diana accidentally got drunk on raspberry cordial.

Aileen said...

cute image!

Carey said...

The first time I heard the word "cordial" was in relation to syrupy filled chocolates as a child. It was quite awhile before I learned the source of the syrup. . . and the word. Your cordial gathering with friends sounds so good right now. I have loads of work tugging at me and I'm just not in the mood. Talking books and sipping cordials sounds much more agreeable. Have fun! (Oh, Rose's Lime Juice, I've loved it since childhood. It was always in the cupboard, and I begged for teaspoon sips of it. It's no wonder I ended up ordering Vodka Gimlets in my younger, bar hopping days).

Karena said...

Yes, cordial is something that many people have forgotten to be with all of those we encounter. Cordials with friends is the best!

Michelle said...

Love nights out...cocktails, books and good company is always a great combination.

Have fun!

Best,
Michelle

gina said...

Reminds me of raspberry cordial from Anne of Green Gables. Trouble!!

jae said...

it all sounds wonderful...have a great time!
cordially yours,
j.

Vitania said...

It is a lovely word, I am going to use it more often. Hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.

Vitania

gatherings home said...

Making time for friends can sometimes be so hard. I always feel like I could be doing so many other things. Inevitably, I feel a little guilt when I am not busy working on all those things that I deem to be so important. But, when I finally do make time to be with my friends, I wonder why I haven't made it my #1 priority. Those connections are so worth it!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

AHHH- love book clubs! esp. if its meeting with a quaint girls cocktail party! I am decorating an event for one of my clients at her book club party! I love your lime juice illustration!

Michelle
Zuniga Interiors

Tamstyles said...

looks good enough to drink..yummm..great work as always. i have never seen that drink.

Topsy Turvy said...

What nice thoughts. My favorite way to get together with girlfriends is over tea.

–Lana