It's so nice to work for some one with whom you can share your frustrations.
Even if they can't fix all the problems you pose to them, they can look you in the eye and say, "You know, I used to worry about (this or that), but now I know it's all gonna work itself out in the end."
What a nice thing!
I was terribly worried that today would be a huge shit storm, but we talked about some options, and I was able to present a solution to our worst critics, and by and large I think it went over well. I know I should have handled it differently to begin with, and I will next time. The end! :-)