03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Laura Bush: I'm Free As A Bird!

Laura Bush recently addressed the More Magazine Reinvention Convention, where she spoke about her low-key, post-White House life in Texas, Fox News reports. The former first lady shared that she's been catching up with old friends and enjoying her newly-found downtime.

"My husband is retired, my children are grown and out of the house, I still have my 90 year-old mother who I see all the time and I'm sort of free as a bird!" she said.

Laura remarked that one thing she misses is the White House art, an interest that she continues to cultivate as the honorary chairman of the opera and new performance hall in Dallas. And she certainly seems at ease with handing over the first lady's press duties to Michelle Obama.

"George says that any time he was kind of like, 'Why me?', I always said 'Hey buster, you volunteered for this!' I volunteered too, I didn't get paid for it, but I was along 100 percent."

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