Gotta say, if you have to get berated by a psycho, make sure you have a supportive and vocal bloggy community to make it all better. It was especially appreciated because after a crappy thing like that, you kinda just want someone to give you a hug. And I have no hugger. So having commenters and emailers really, really helped.
Every morning, I get a quote from Real Simple, and this morning's quote felt particularly appropriate. Doesn't hurt that it's from my favorite writer, Isak Dinesen: "The cure for anything is salt water-- sweat, tears, or the sea."
I got the tears part covered on Saturday; this morning I did the sweat thing, thanks to a serious work-out with my trainer; now gimme, say, I dunno, a week in Hawaii, and I'll be just like new!
And here's another great quote, this time from Maya Angelou: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget what you made them feel."
You guys made me feel supported and cared for. Thank you.