So as I thought the huge deluge of rain cancelled out the tennis at the RV ark courts but Carolyn called her club and the courts were open there so we went there and hit some balls and it was fun.
I then had a small surprise for Carolyn her late birthday present….. a couple of hours of pampering at a local spa…she said it was wonderful.
I wanted to get paola’s face painted for her class tonight and I contacted my friend Carol and she had a friend who offered to do this ..so at 3pm I took paola to NJ’s house and she did a great job don’t you think!!!
Thanks NJ you made her look fabulous!!!
She got lots of looks as we drove around town…..she enjoyed her class and I took her for a few treats before I left her at home!!!
So another day winds down and I hope all the kids had fun tonight!!!
An interesting story!!
Mexico passes 'junk food tax' reform
Mexican authorities are trying to curb the consumption of unhealthy food
The Mexican Congress has approved a tax reform bill imposing new levies on junk food and soft drinks.
President Enrique Pena Nieto's project also aims to boost government revenue by increasing top earners' income tax.
The government says the extra cash will go on infrastructure and social security, but critics say it will hurt Mexico's sluggish growth.
Mexico recently surpassed the United States as the country with the highest obesity rates in the world.
A recent report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that 32.8% of adult Mexicans are obese, compared to 31.8% of Americans.
The country's health authorities say there are more than five million obese children in the country and a 9.2% incidence of diabetes among children.
"Obesity and diabetes are affecting school and work performances, and with it, the country's economic competitiveness," Mexico's Health Minister, Mercedes Juan, told reporters on Thursday, at the launch of a country strategy to tackle the problem.
It involves a big push to label unhealthy food, restrict advertisements to protect children and boost physical exercise in schools and workplaces.
The Senate approved the tax reform after more than eight hours of debate, proposing amendments that require another vote by the lower house.
After the Congress' final approval, it now needs to be sanctioned by President Pena Nieto.
The law imposes a levy of 8% on junk food, after the Senate increased it from the 5% originally proposed; and creates a tax of one peso ($0.07; £0.04) on every litre of soft or sugary drinks.
The new anti-obesity strategy aims to boost exercise in schools and workplaces
The income tax rate for those earning more than 750,000 pesos ($57,000; £36,000) is to go up as high as 35%.
The legislators also passed a controversial hike in value added tax (VAT) for border regions, from 11% to 16%.
Critics say the actual boost in tax revenue will be small.
The original government's proposal aimed at raising an additional 2.7% of tax revenue until 2018.
But after the changes passed by the Congress, the package is expected to bring in less than that.
The tax hike is part of wide-ranging structural reforms proposed by the Pact for Mexico alliance, led by the president.
The broad alliance has already passed a telecommunications reform.