No, It went over really well. I just got involved with stuff elsewhere. I have to say, the idea of actually speaking up scares the ever-loving [poo] out of me. I'm not a speaking up kinda girl. At all. I'm a quietly-stew-and-find-a-way-to-work-around-something kinda girl. But I've also realized that needs to change. I'm still hoping that 1)my fears are unfounded, 2)my boss comes back after her 3-month detail, and 3)even if my fears are real, that I'm able to deal with it for the duration of three months. But I'm also a pessimist (as you say, I gotta be me), and I know how much she rubs me the wrong way, so...I'm trying to get my mind used to the idea of speaking up for myself--calmly, professionally, directly (ha!), and with an eye towards expressing my needs and meeting hers.
I know I'm pointing out the obvious and I know that's not at all helpful. But this lady is probably not the only problem manager you'll ever have. Even if your preferred boss does come back after three months, she will leave at some point. Or you will. Or there'll be a re-org. Or you'll go work for another company.
At some point, the skill of speaking up for yourself is going to come in handy, even if it does scare you poopless right now.
Not saying you have to do anything in particular. Just sayin. Sucks, doesn't it? *shrug*