With helpful nudging from my partner I had reprimed the respackled areas in the bathroom. Yesterday evening I cut in with my new very lovely edging brush. Let me tell you that a good brush will make all the difference in the world. I tried using generic brushes that claimed to be premium or professional quality and even I, who graduated with a fine arts degree, couldn't get a nice edge out of the stupid things. The Purdy paint brush I got came recommended by the paint store I like to go to in our neighborhood, The Color Store on Madison Street. They are so nice and helpful there and they even keep your color specs on file should you ever need to get more paint from them.
When doing edging work I also use a paint pail and liner, recommended on one show I wathced as a way to keep the majority of your paint safe from drying out, contamination, or from accidentally dumping it all over the place. They also recommended using a chain to attach the pail to the ladder but I never bothered with that.
Today I got out the roller and extension pole (that's totally worth having around to help wash windows and with painting ceilings) and finished painting the bathroom walls. It's finally back to almost done now. The room needs a good wipe down all over to get rid of any remaining dust and then I can get started on the trim which should be its own good time.
Oh and if you wanted to know the paint color of the bathroom is Silver Spring by Fuller O'Brien.